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Cybersecurity: Nigeria Police NCCC Foils Counterfeit Currency Ring

….. Recovers USD 100,000 In Fake Notes

As part of its mission to stop and eradicate the nation’s cybercrime trend, the Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Centre (NPF-NCCC) has made a big step forward with the arrest of Muhammad Zenabdin for criminal conspiracy and possession of alleged counterfeit currency totalling $100,000,000.

In a press release on Tuesday, 9th April 2024 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that while acting on credible intelligence, operatives of the NPF-NCCC conducted a raid on a suspected cybercrime hideout located in Garki II, FCT.

According to the Force PRO, despite the escape of other members of the criminal gang, Muhammed Zenabdin was successfully apprehended.

“Subsequent execution of a search warrant revealed compelling evidence, including One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars in one-hundred-dollar bills believed to be counterfeits, along with sophisticated counterfeit detection equipment, international passports, mobile phones, and a luxury vehicle.

“The suspect has provided indicting confessional statements and also offered valuable information to aid in the apprehension of other members of the gang. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, the suspect(s) will face arraignment in courtAdejobi said.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun commended the Director of the NCCC, CP Uche Ifeanyi Henry, and his team for their diligent efforts in combating cybercrime.

While assuring the public of their safety, the IGP warned all cybercrime threat actors sternly, urging them to cease their illicit activities or face severe legal consequences.

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