Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Two arrested for currency counterfeiting in Benue

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday said it had arrested one Moses Adukwu, 33, and Iorlumun Reuben, 27, for currency counterfeiting and fraud in Benue.

Its Zonal Head, Public Affairs Department, Mrs Nwanyinma Okeanu, told newsmen in Makurdi that the case was transferred to the commission by the Benue Department of State Security Service (DSS).

Okeanu explained that Reuben, who hails from Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue, was first arrested by DSS officials who rescued him from being lynched at a public place.

“He had purchased airtime from a woman who noticed that Reuben had paid her with fake currency and alerted people around.


“When interrogated, Reuben stated that he was introduced to the business by another man still at large who also introduced him to a supplier called Moses Adukwu.

“He also confessed to still be in possession of about N18,000 fake currencies which he was unable to spend before his arrest.”

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