Po­lice ar­rest man for bur­glary, steal­ing fake U.S. dol­lars

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - THE METROSECTION - From Dan­juma Michael, Katsina

A29-year-old man, Lawal Ibrahim, has been ar­rested by the po­lice in Katsina State for al­legedly break­ing into a house and cart­ing away an undis­closed amount of fake United States dol­lars.

Ibrahim be­came twice un- lucky after po­lice ar­rested him for bur­gling and the monies he had carted away were later dis­cov­ered to be fake cur­ren­cies.

A res­i­dent of Un­guwar Dabino Quar­ters, in Dutsinma coun­cil area, Ibrahim, was after his ar­rest, slammed with charges of house break­ing and pos­ses­sion of U.S. dol­lars sus- pected to be coun­ter­feit.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the of­fence was con­trary to Sec­tion 34(b) of the Pe­nal Code Laws and Sec­tion 5(a)(b) and (c) of the Coun­ter­feit Cur­rency Spe­cial Pro­vi­sion of Nige­ria, 2004. He was ar­raigned be­fore a Katsina Chief Mag­is­trate court yes­ter­day, and has been re­manded in prison till March 28.

The po­lice told the court that Ibrahim was ar­rested based on a tip off that he was in pos­ses­sion of the said cur­rency. He al­legedly con­fessed dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion that he stole the monies after he had bur­gled the house of one Aliyu Abubal­lar.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor, In­spec- tor Sani Ado, told the court that in­ves­ti­ga­tion was still in progress on the case, even as he pleaded for an ad­journ­ment for the case to be men­tioned.

Mrs. Falee­lat Dikko, who presided over the court ad­journed the case till March 28 for men­tion, di­rect­ing that Ibrahim be re­manded in prison till then.

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