NSCDC burst fake currency syndicate in Bauchi, arrest two
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) command in Bauchi, on Tuesday, said it has arrested two members of a fake currency syndicate. The State Commandant of NSCDC, Haliru Adamu, named the suspects during a news conference as Yaya Abaji, 35, of Kirfi town and Abubakar Usman alias ‘Alaramma’, 33, of Bauchi town.
Adamu said that operatives
Abubakar, who confessed to committing the crime, said it was not his wish to produce fake currency, but was pushed to do so because he was unemployed and needed to survive. “Our customers are from Bauchi, Gombe and Plateau states where the trade in fake currency flourishes,” he said. In a related development, the command also said it arrested one Aminu Adamu, 33, of Yelwa and Salisu Umar, 33, of Wintin Dada in Bauchi metropolis for alleged theft of a motorcycle. Adamu said that the suspects, who posed as military and police officers, were arrested on June 12, after they allegedly snatched a motorcycle with registration number MSA335WS from one Ishaka Abubakar, 20, of Bauchi Town. The Commandant said that all the suspects would be charged to court after investigations.