November 28, 2022

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Kano DSS, NSCDC operatives nab 14 over new Naira notes’ sale


Operatives of the Division of Safety Service, officers of Central Financial institution of Nigeria and the Nigerian Safety and Civil Protection Corps have arrested 14 individuals together with a girl over the alleged unlawful gross sales of recent Naira notes in Kano.

The Kano State Commandant of the NSCDC, Adamu Zakari, disclosed this whereas parading the suspects at NSCDC state Headquarters in Kano on Tuesday night.

He mentioned the suspects have been apprehended throughout a joint operation within the metropolis as a part of effort to verify the unlawful act which contravenes the CBN Act.

“The clamp down on the brand new Naira distributors and sellers is hinged on the CBN Act, Part 20 to counterfeit, hawk, promote or in any other case commerce the Naira notes, cash or every other be aware issued by the financial institution. Investigations have already commenced to determine the supply or in any other case of the Naira notes recovered from the suspects,” Zakari mentioned.

He listed the suspects as: Alhaji Ubandi Hotoro,82, Haruna Yahaya, 42, Rabiu Ibrahim, 34, Ismaila Mohammed Umar, 20 and Nura Aminu, 45, Nasiru Adamu, 40 and Nazef Lawal, 20.

The remaining have been Sulaiman Tijjani, 35, Mustapha Ismail Haruna, 47, Aminu Jibril, 23, Lawal Ibrahim, 40, Abubakar Jibril, 45, Abdullahi Hassan, 30 and Fatima Ibrahim, 30.

He mentioned the NSCDC, DSS and CBN will proceed to clamp down on the perpetrators of the unlawful act which is a punishable offence below the CBN Act.

“For the avoidance of doubt act of spraying the Naira notes at events, soiling and writing on it, squeezing dealing with in addition to counterfeit of the nation forex be aware are abuse of the Naira are punishable by the legislation,” he mentioned.

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He mentioned as quickly as investigation into the matter was accomplished, the suspects could be charged to Court docket.

In an interview with one of many suspects, Hotoro, he mentioned nothing incriminating was discovered on him, claiming that he was at a spot to settle a dispute between among the suspects and safety brokers.