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Gombe Police Warn Residents Against Circulation of Fake Currencies

June 30, 2014

Segun Awofadeji

The Gombe State Police Command has warned residents of Gombe to beware of fake Nigerian currencies in circulation in some parts of the state.

The Command's spokesman, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Fwaje Atajiri, yesterday said the discovery was made after the arrest of some persons in possession of fake N1,000 and N500 notes. Atajiri, who paraded the two suspects alongside 28 others for various offences ranging from armed robbery to house breaking and circulation of fake currencies, warned the public to beware of the fake currencies in circulation.

"Two of the suspects were caught with Nigerian notes while trying to transact a business along Sabon Layi area of Gombe metropolis last week. Four others were paraded for possessing such counterfeit notes. By these, we have now ascertained that fake currencies are in circulation in Gombe. Therefore, we are warning the general public to be on the lookout for people approaching them with N1,000 and N500 notes. These are the two denominations being faked in the state," Atajiri said.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), also paraded twenty seven others, whom he described as social miscreants that specialise in dispossessing innocent citizens of their money, mobile phones and other valuables. He attributed the success being made in crime prevention to the new strategies like visibility policing and massive raid on criminal hideouts, deployed by the Police Commissioner, Abdullahi Kudu Nma.

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Source: AllAfrica

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