Jigawa State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old pregnant woman, Rukayya Rabi’u, with counterfeit money in Birnin Kudu local Government area of the State.
The command spokesman, SP Abdu Jinjiri, who disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse, said the woman was arrested while making transaction in Birnin Kudu market.
“The woman was arrested after buying a body lotion of N300 from B/Kudu Market and the trader alerted the police which lead to her arrest.
“She was arrested with over N108, 000 fake money in her possession after making transaction in the market,” he said.
Jinjiri said the arrested woman, who came from Bichi local Government in Kano State, confessed that she was fully aware that the money was fake.
According to him, the women confessed that the money was given to her by one Ladidi in Bichi LGA who asked her to go to Birnin Kudu Market and buy grains with the money so that they will share it.
The police spokesman further disclosed that the case is under investigation as effort is being intensified to arrest the remaining suspect.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a man who tried to buy 2 bags of rice with fake money was taught a lesson after his attempt at swindling the trader failed in Lagos State.