Abubakar Suleiman, a 37-year-old man, was paraded by the Niger state Police Command today for being in possession of 88 bundles of fake dollar notes worth eight hundred and eighty thousand dollars.
Addressing Journalists at the State Command, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abigail Unaeze said that Suleiman was arrested when he took the money to one Engineer Abdullahi Sambo of Shango area in Minna.
The suspect was reported to the Chanchaga police division by one of the relatives of Sambo, Mamman Manya who suspected some shady deal with Abubakar showed the money to Sambo who is sick.
The suspect who was a foreman with SALINI construction company, Kaduna, confessed that he was in possession of the fake dollar notes but was ordered to deliver the fake currency to Engineer Sambo and that he does not know the real owner of the money.
Meanwhile, the Police said that Abubakar is part of a syndicate who specialises in the circulation of fake currency notes adding that the police is on the trail of the other members of the syndicate.