BY: ENANI BENSON
A 55 year sold and a graphic artist, the father of two Raymond Babs has been arrested by police in Lagos over 150,000 fake dollars. The suspect who hails from isa Oke in Osun State seemed not to be making headways in his chosen career; the reason he has blamed on his stiff-necked to heed the divine calling to be servant of God.
Today, Raymond is telling police operatives how he got into crime rather than preach the gospel of God. Investigation conducted by the Western Post revealed that Raymond was caught with $150,000 pieces of fake US dollars while attempting to transact business with an Hausa client, “My old friend, Alhaji Bello requested for a fake dollars which he used for business transaction. Firstly, I bought 10 pieces of the dollars for him which he collected. The second time, he demanded for $150,000 dollars which I used N2,000 to purchased at Koriko Balogun Market, in Victoria Island Area of Lagos State, but it was in the process of landing over the money that I was arrested by the police.
Originally, I was called to be preacher of God’s message but I ignored it and I am sure that is why I have been exposed publicly now. Honestly, I vowed never to participate in any illegal business in my life again if God forgives me for this”.
But Police informed that contrary to claims from Raymond that he was contracted by Alhaji Bello to be supplying the fake foreign currency, he was actually trading on it until the unsuspecting Alhaji discovered that he was buying fake dollars from his customer and promptly alerted the police who got. Raymond arrested at the point of exchanging the fake dollars for naira.