Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a herbalist and two others for allegedly selling fake $400,000 for N20,000.
The herbalist, Rabiu Abubakar (36), Sadiq Ibrahim (30) and Hussaini Hassan were arrested in Minna, Niger State, for circulating fake dollars and naira notes.
The state NSCDC Commandant, Mr. Philip Ayuba, said Abubakar and Ibrahim were arrested for circulating fake $400,000.
He said: “Abubakar asked his victim to provide N20, 00 which he would eventually double and change to dollars. The victim provided the N20,000 which Abubakar collected. He handed a carton with dollar samples on top to the victim. Abubakar ordered him not to open the carton until he got home; when he got home and opened the carton, he discovered fake dollars on top, but underneath was saw dust. The fake dollar was estimated to be $400,000.”
Ayuba said the second suspect, Ibrahim, was arrested at the popular Mobil roundabout in Minna while waiting for a victim. This particular victim was supposed to bring N300,000.
The commandant said that Abubakar and Ibrahim were partners, operating in Kebbi State. Ayuba said that NSCDC was still investigating the case of Hassan, who was arrested with fake N16,000 in Minna.