A pastor, Sebastine Dabu, 48, and his cohorts have been arrested by operatives of the Niger State police command for trying to sell N15.8m fake notes.
It is reported that he was arrested on June 29, alongside Emmanuel Akazuwa, 42 and Umar Mohammed, 50. According to ASP Wasiu Abiodun, the command’s spokesperson, Emmanuel was arrested in possession of one thousand naira notes to the tune of fifteen million, eight hundred and thirty thousand naira (N15,830,000) suspected to be counterfeit at a Hotel in Kontagora.
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During interrogation, Emmanuel confessed to the crime and claimed that he bought the fake currency from one Nifom presently at large at Katsina-Ala in Benue State at the rate of one hundred and fifty thousand naira, while he met Pastor Sabastine at a Cathedral Congress in Makurdi who promised to assist him to sell the currency. They were to meet with a potential customer at the hotel.