Jigawa State Police Command has arrested a 32-year-old man identified as Abdulhamid Abdu for allegedly producing counterfeit money in Kazaure Local Government area of the state.
The Spokesman of the command, SP Abdu Jinjiri, said the suspect was arrested after receiving report that one Abdullahi Abdu of Brigade quarters in Kano state made payment with fake money.
“Kazaure police division received information that the suspect made transection and bought six bags of rice and two cartons of spaghetti at the rate of N97,400 from a shop at kanti quarters in kazaure local government and he used fake currency in the transaction”, he stated.
Jinjiri said in the cause of investigation, additional 82 pieces of fake N1000 notes and 81 pieces of fake N500 notes were also recovered.
He said the case was still under investigation and that the suspect will be charge to court for prosecution.
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily recalls that a man who tried to buy 2 bags of rice with fake money in Lagos, was taught a lesson of his life after his attempt at swindling the trader failed.
The middle-aged man was beaten by a group of angry youths who threatened to lynch him for the criminal act amidst a period of economic recession in Nigeria.