Man, 52, nabbed with fake $4.7 million cash in Abuja

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted a member of a money counterfeiting syndicate in Abuja.

The agency said it arrested one Abdulmumini Maikasuwa, 52, who belongs to the syndicate.

Femi Babafemi, NDLEA, spokesperson, said on Sunday that the syndicate planned to flood the economy with fake $4.7 million cash.

“The operatives had in the early hours of Friday 18th February 2022 intercepted a consignment sent from Lagos to Abuja at Abaji area of the Federal Capital Territory.

“A controlled delivery of the parcelled counterfeit US dollars totalling $4, 760, 000.00 led to the arrest of a principal suspect, 52-year-old Abdulmumini Maikasuwa.

“The seizure followed intelligence received by the FCT Command of the Agency detailing the movement of the cash and the vehicle conveying it,” Babafemi stated.

He added that NDLEA chairman, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has directed that both the cash and the suspect be transferred to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further investigation.

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