Nigerian Police Arrest Suspect for Counterfeit Currency Possession in Abuja Raid

The Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Centre has made a significant arrest, apprehending a suspect named Muhammed Zenabdin for criminal conspiracy and possession of suspected counterfeit currency during a raid in Abuja. This development was disclosed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement issued on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the NPF-NCCC conducted a raid on a suspected cybercrime hideout located in Garki II, FCT, based on credible intelligence. Although other members of the criminal gang managed to escape, Muhammed Zenabdin was successfully apprehended during the operation.

During the subsequent search of the premises pursuant to a search warrant, law enforcement officers discovered compelling evidence, including $100,000 in bills suspected to be counterfeits, sophisticated counterfeit detection equipment, international passports, mobile phones, and a luxury vehicle.

Zenabdin reportedly provided confessional statements and offered valuable information to assist in apprehending other members of the gang. The investigation is ongoing, and the suspect(s) will be arraigned in court once it is concluded.

This arrest follows previous incidents of counterfeit currency production being busted by law enforcement agencies. In March, the Zone 2 Police Command in Onikan, Lagos, arrested a couple consisting of a former soldier and a printer for producing fake currencies. Similarly, in February, the Gombe State Police Command dismantled two currency syndicates in possession of $56,300 and N265,000 in counterfeited notes.

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