The Police Command in Jigawa has arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly using fake naira notes to defraud Point of Sale business operator.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Lawan Shiisu, made the disclosure in Dutse on Thursday.
Shiisu said that the suspect, a resident of Hadejia Local Government Area of the state, was arrested at 8.45 p.m. on March 31.
He said that a team of policemen on surveillance patrol on Limawa road carried out an on-the-spot search on the suspect and discovered 401 pieces of counterfeited N1,000 notes in his possession.
The PPRO further said that on the same day, a POS operator at Limawa Quarters, Abdullahi Magaji, had reported that the suspect gave him fake naira notes.
”The suspect gave the POS operator fake naira notes amounting to N100,000 and requested him to make an electronic transfer of same amount into his account.
”We later discovered that the money he brought for the transaction were fake notes,” he said.
Shiisu said that the suspect had already given useful information about his accomplices to the police.
He said that the suspect would be charged to court after full of investigation on the matter.
The police spokesman urged residents of the state to be more vigilant and report suspicious movements to the police for prompt action.
He said the command would intensify patrols and raids of criminal hideouts in the state to ensure safety of lives and property.