Vig­i­lante ar­rest two over fake notes

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS -

Two mid­dle - aged men have been ap­pre­hended for al­legedly be­ing in pos­ses­sion of fake Naira notes amount­ing to N500,000 at Ana­gada vil­lage, Gwag­wal­ada Area Coun­cil of the FCT.

A res­i­dent of the com­mu­nity, who sim­ply iden­ti­fied him­self as Ya­haya, dis­closed to our re­porter yes­ter­day, that the men were ar­rested on Mon­day at about 3:42p.m.

He said that the sus­pects, who drove in an un­marked Volk­swa­gen Golf car, came to buy some car­tons of drinks at a woman’s shop in the vil­lage and paid her with fake money.

He said that the two sus­pects suc­cess­fully left but they came back be­cause one of them for­got his phone at the woman’s shop. But when they left, she sus­pected that the money paid her, in N1,000 notes, were fake, he said.

“So it was when they came back to carry the phone that the shop owner raised an alarm,” he said adding that “Some peo­ple rushed there and when they dis­cov­ered that the money was fake, they ar­rested the sus­pects.”

He added that mem­bers of the vig­i­lante were in­vited and when they searched the sus­pects’ bag, they dis­cov­ered the sum of N500,000 cash, sus­pected to be fake notes.

The Zuba Divi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer (DPO), CSP Eze Nwo­ken­eme, could not be reached for com­ments, but a po­lice of­fi­cer at the di­vi­sion con­firmed the in­ci­dent, say­ing that the two men have been charged to court.

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