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Pastor, Two Others Arrested For Being In Possession Of N15.8m Counterfeit Currency

Three suspects were arrested by men of the Niger state police command for being in possession of fake currency.

The police identified the suspects as Emmanuel Akazuwa age 42yrs ‘m’ of Adi village, Buruku LGA of Benue State, Pastor Sabastine Dabu age 48yrs ‘m’ of Zuru Kebbi State and Umar Mohammed age 50yrs ‘m’ Pandogari, Rafi LGA.

The said Emmanuel was arrested in possession of one thousand naira notes to the tune of N15,830,000 suspected to be counterfeit at a Hotel in Kontagora.

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He was arrested with Pastor Sabastine and Umar who were suspected to be his agents.

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During interrogation, Emmanuel confessed to the crime and claimed that he bought the fake currency from one Nifom presently at large at Katsina-Ala in Benue State at the rate of one hundred and fifty thousand naira, while he met Pastor Sabastine at a Cathedral Congress in Makurdi who promised to assist him to sell the currency.

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Umar was contracted by Pastor Sabastine in an attempt to meet a buyer at the said hotel.

The police said the case is under investigation and the suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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