The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps have arrested two suspects, Chika Nwakwo, and Chukwujekwe Udoh, who specialized in issuing fake currency to unsuspecting members of the public.
The two were nabbed with the sum of Two Hundred and Seventy Eight Thousand Naira, N278. 000.00. The men carried fake One Thousand Naria (N1000.00) notes, police said.
The Suspects confessed that they bought the fake currency at the sum of One Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira, N130. 000.00, somewhere in Lagos state.
Mr. Kayode Balogun, the Commands Spokesperson, revealed that the suspects were arrested after a tip-off from members of the public at Oja Oba in Owo, the Owo local government area of Ondo state.
Balogun also revealed that the Command had nabbed Oyemikun Merotiwon 25, and Tobi Adebayo, 24, who were both arrested at the Owena village in Idanre local government area of Ondo state for oil theft.
The two middle age men were caught in a tanker with the registration number XB 213 REL Ondo. The vehicle was allegedly loaded with 15000 litres of suspected adulterated diesel.
In-line with the miscellaneous offences, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) act of 2003 & 2007 as amended, the Six suspects would be charged to court.
If convicted in court, all six of the arrested suspects will face stiff sentences issued by a judge.