A 30-year-old woman, Bola Agbedimu, was on February 14 arrested for spending fake one thousand naira note at kila market in odeda local government area of Ogun state.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Odeda divisional headquarters by the chairperson of Egbalawa crops/fruits association, that the suspect was caught spending fake one thousand naira currency notes in the market.
Upon the report, the DPO Odeda division, CSP Femi Olabode detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested. On searching her bag, a sum of 24,000 fake currency note was discovered.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a habitual counterfeit naira note dealer. She confessed further that her mode of operation is mixing the counterfeit notes with genuine ones and used it to purchase goods.
A preliminary investigation revealed that she has been arrested on many occasions at different markets within Abeokuta.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.