Man caught with N1.9m fake currency
• Another held for producing fake cough syrup
Nasarawa State Police Command yesterday paraded 61 suspects for allegedly committing various crimes in the state.
Among the paraded suspects was a Lagos-based Wale Lawal, who is said to be a specialist in the printing and distribution of fake currency across the country.
According to the state Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Sadiqu Bello, the police acted on intelligence report before storming Ogbolo Hotel, in Bukansidi area, Lafia to arrest them.
Lawal disclosed that he had been robbed and was was seeking financial help from friends without knowing that the N8 million eight given to him by a friend were fake.
Other suspects arrested were Yahaya Haruna, 25, for allegedly raping a 10-year old girl in Sabon Pegi, Lafia.
The suspects also include Hussaini and Adamu Hussaini of Bokoko village Kokona, who were alleged to have killed one Yahaya Jibrin, a 17-year man with a matchet during a fight.
Also paraded were Abdullahi Aminu and Kabiru Mohamed of Akwanaga, who allegedly robbed one Mary Ezuka of N50, 000.
Some suspected highway robbers were also paraded for being in possession of arms and ammunitions.
Five AK 47 guns, various arms and ammunitions were recovered from the suspects. The police said the suspects would be charged to court after their investigation.
In a related development in Awka, Anambra State, a 46-year old man, Ejike Okereke, was yesterday remanded in prison for alleged production and distribution of fake cough syrup known as Codrux Cough Syrup.
Okereke, who was arraigned by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is facing a five-point charge at the Federal High Court, Awka.
However, he pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Counsel to NAFDAC, Mr. Jombo Adumen, told the court that the accused, who lives at James street, Iyiowa Odekpe, Onitsha, committed the offense on February 2.