A 37-year-old Abubakar Suleiman has met his water loom after he was arrested by the Niger State Police Command, with 88 bundles of $100 dollars fake currency. He was caught after he pushed the fake notes to one Engineer Abdullahi Sambo of Shango area in Minna.
Suleiman claimed he doesn’t know the real owner of the money said he was just on an errand as he was to give it to Engineer Sambo.
The State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abigail Unaeze, confirming Suleiman’s arrest following a complaint by Mamman Manya, one sambo's relatives to the Chanchaga Police Division.
The Police said that Abubakar is part of a group of criminals who specializes in the circulation of fake currency notes around the country, adding that the police is on the trail of the other members of the group.
Narrating how he was found with the money, Suleiman who called his immediate donor who gave him the money, Khalifa, while referring to the owners of the money as ‘genies’, said;
“I am on errand. The whole thing is just like a mystery.When asked what the money was meant for, Abubakar made mention that he does not know anything.
I was called by some unknown persons to contact Kahlifa who will give me something to take to Engineer Sambo in Minna. The people promised to help me financially. When I got to Minna, I went to Sambo’s house, on getting there, his relatives called the police that I brought take notes for their father.”
“I do not know what the money is meant for. I was only told it was meant for Engineer Sambo. I am on errand and it was not my business to know if the notes are fake. I was doing what I was sent.”However all effort to call reach the aid Khalifa failed, as he has failed to pick calls.