A 56 12 months previous Nigerian has been arrested for allegedly transporting hundreds of thousands of CFA and Naira currencies suspected to be counterfeit. The suspect, Aremu Timothy Adegboyega, was apprehended by a joint safety crew as he entered Ghana by Togo utilizing an unapproved route known as Beat Zero in Aflao on Tuesday, January 17.
In accordance with the Assistant Commissioner of the Aflao Division of the Customs Division of the Ghana Income Authority (GRA), Ahmed Majeed Amandi, the personnel discovered CFA80 million in recent notes, a further CFA843,000 within the suspect’s waist bag and N110,500 in his pockets.
The currencies had the identical serial numbers elevating numerous suspicions. Adegboyega allegedly admitted to transporting the “pretend” currencies. He additionally revealed that it was his second time coming into the nation with counterfeit cash.
He informed officers that on this journey, he was given the money by his good friend who lives in Lagos, Nigeria, to be given to a shopper often known as Mallam Isumaru Jeru in Abobo, Ivory Coast.Majeed Amandi stated the cash might be despatched to the Financial institution of Ghana to find out whether or not it’s pretend or real. The suspect has since been in Accra for additional interrogation.