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EFCC Arrests Suspects with Over $81,000 in Fake Currency

EFCC Arrests Suspects with Over $81,000 in Fake Currency

Officials from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Kaduna arrested Abdullahi Yahaya and Ibrahim Haruna for possessing over $81,000 in counterfeit currency.

According to Dele Oyewale, the EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Haruna claimed he was holding the fake dollars for someone named Babangida, who is currently on the run.

Yahaya said he learned about the counterfeit money through an introduction by someone named Kabiru, who is also at large. Kabiru connected Yahaya to Haruna to collect the fake dollars and deliver them to a buyer.

In addition to the counterfeit money, the EFCC found a small amount of a colorless substance suspected to be mercury, which is often used in making fake dollars.

Once the investigations are concluded, the suspects will be taken to court to face charges.

In the meantime, the EFCC has received praise for its professionalism and commitment to fighting corruption and financial crimes. This commendation was given during a visit by the Kaduna State Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association to the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC.

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