The Ogun police command says it has arrested a 30 – year – old woman, Bola Agbedimu , for allegedly transacting with fake N1,000 note at Kila market in Odeda local government area of the state.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Friday.
According to the PPRO, the suspect was arrested on February 14.
“The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Odeda divisional headquarters by the chairperson of Egbalawa crops/fruits association, that the suspect was caught spending fake N1,000 note in the market.
“Upon the report, the DPO, Odeda division, CSP Femi Olabode , detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On searching her bag, a sum of 24,000 fake currency note was discovered.
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed being an habitual counterfeit naira note dealer.
“She confessed further that her mode of operation is mixing the counterfeit notes with genuine ones and used it to purchase goods.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that, she has been arrested on many occasions at different markets within Abeokuta,” the PPRO explained.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.