Zamfara Men Detained For Printing Fake Naira, Dollar Bills

by Mercy Ulasi
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Three suspects have been detained by members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps from the Zamfara State Command for allegedly producing and using counterfeit naira and dollar bills.

The suspects have been named as Kamalu Sani, Uzaifa Muazu, and Suleiman Yusuf by the command’s spokeswoman, Ikor Oche.

Oche claims that Umar Nasir, a commercial tricycle operator, filed a complaint when one of the suspects gave him a false N1,000 note, leading to the arrest of the accused.

According to him, at around 1pm on April 3, 2023, Kamalu Sani, a 28-year-old man, boarded a tricycle from Kasuwa.

“On reaching his destination, he gave the tricycle rider N1, 000 note which was discovered to be fake.
“The rider, Umar Nasir, raised the alarm which led to the arrest of the suspect, Kamalu Sani.”

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Oche explained that the operatives of the NSCDC were able to trace the supplier of the fake naira and dollar notes to Kotorkoshi town.
“One Muazu Abdulkarim who is said to be the prime suspect directed his son, Uzaifa Muazu, who has been in the illicit business with his father for the past three years to go and open a box that contained the fake currency notes for onward supplies to suspects,” he added.

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According to Oche, N60,000 and $2,600 fake notes were recovered from the suspects.

One of the suspects, Sani, confessed to newsmen that he has been using fake N1,000 notes for transactions within Tsafe and Gusau for the past year.

The suspect also confessed that he was introduced to the crime by one Ado Gurgu of the Tsafe Local Government Area who took him to Muazu Abdulkarim of Kotorkoshi who used to supply the fake currency notes to them.

He added that he was doing illegal business with his friend, Suleiman Yusuf.

He explained that he used to pay N400 for every fake N1,000 note he collected from the prime suspect, Abdulkarim.

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