Operatives of the Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, arrested three suspected currency counterfeiting syndicate members operating in Gashua, Bade Local Government area of Yobe State.

The suspects apprehended with assistance from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp and Local Vigilance group are Shamsudeen Abubakar, Usman Warima Duna and Ismail Abdullahi.

Items recovered from the suspects include eighteen pieces of suspected counterfeited N1000 notes, thirteen (13) pieces of old N20 notes, nine (9) pieces of old N5 notes, two (2) Coca-Cola bottles containing liquid substances suspected to be mercury and other counterfeiting devices.

In another development, the Maiduguri Zonal Command arrested five (5) suspected internet fraudsters around Pompamari Bypass, Maiduguri, Borno State.

The suspects include James Samuel Sharma, John Jafaru, Habila Ishaku Dzarma, Edmond Gilbert Nyaku and Nuhu Bitrus.

Items recovered from them include one Vibe Pontiac Car with chassis no. 5y2sl658x6z445626 and registration no. ASU 74AA, and different brands of mobile phones.

The suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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