By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 30-year-old woman, Bola Agbedimu for spending fake N1000 notes at Kila market in Odeda Local Government Area of the 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 N1000 notes in the market.
Upon the report, the DPO Odeda Division, Femi Olabode detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested. On searching her bag, a sum of N24,000 fake currency notes was discovered.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed been a habitual counterfeit naira note dealer. She confessed further that her mode of operation is mixing the counterfeit notes with genuine ones to purchase goods.
A preliminary investigation revealed that she has been arrested on many occasions at different markets within Abeokuta.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and diligent prosecution.