EFCC arrests two in Kaduna for counterfeiting $81,700


The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained Abdullahi Yahaya and Ibrahim Haruna in the Kaduna city on suspicion of money counterfeiting.

Upon arrest, a total of $81,700 (Eighty-one Thousand, Seven Hundred Dollars) in counterfeit $100 bills was discovered in their possession.

According to a statement issued on Thursday by the EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, Haruna said during interrogation that the counterfeit dollars were provided to him some months ago for safekeeping by one Babangida, who is still at large.

“Yahaya on his part claimed that he got to know that Haruna possessed fake dollars when one Kabiru, also said to be at large, connected him to Haruna for the purpose of collecting the fake dollars for delivery to a buyer who was waiting at an agreed location.

“Other items found in their possession as at the time of arrest included a small quantity of colourless substance, suspected to be mercury, a chemical allegedly being used to aid the production of fake dollars.

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded”. The statement said.