September 23, 2020
Crime

Ogun Customs Seize ₦2.5 Million Fake Currency

Men of Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun Area 1 Command intercepted fake currency notes worth two and a half million Naira at Ihunbo security checkpoint along with Idiroko border town in Ogun State.

According to the Command spokesman, Abdullahi Maiwada, the fake currency was found in possession of one Samson Odebija, who on interrogation said, he was given the money by one Alfa to transport it from Idiroko to Owode-Yewa with a promise of ₦5,000.

Also, the Command Anti-Smuggling Crack Team during one of its operations intercepted forty drums of industrial alcohol known as ethanol.

The item, Maiwada said was strictly stamped by NAFDAC for industrial use, stressing that investigation revealed that some unscrupulous elements engaged in the distribution of the product to Idiroko community ignorantly dilute it with water and took it as an alcoholic drink.

Report also says the Command Anti-Bunkering Team ‘A’ while on information patrol discovered a smuggling hideout at Iko-Gate along Idiroko road, leading to seizure of 160 jerry cans ,25 litres each, of Premium Motor Spirit popularly known as petrol.

The Area Controller, Agbara Michael, therefore, appealed to the general public to embrace legitimate means of livelihood and avoid smuggling in all its ramifications.

Maiwada added that the eagle eye is all around Ogun state to halt new techniques adopted or will be brought up by smugglers to perpetuate their illicit acts”.

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