Officers of the Rivers State Police Command yesterday on October 18, 2016, arrested three suspected fraudsters in connection with circulating fake currency notes.
The fraudsters had tried to deposit photocopied N500 and N1000 notes in a new generation bank when they were arrested. The arrested suspects were two men and a woman, Andrew Ogah, Ozoemena Okeke, and Helen Ozoemena Okeke. They were arrested when Mr. Andrew went to deposit the money in the bank.
Investigation is ongoing at the Division as the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations is completed.
Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Omoni Nnamdi said “The Commissioner of Police, CP. Francis M. Odesanya, advises the public to be careful with the antics of these criminals whose stock in trade is to defraud unsuspecting customers and clients. And also, to be weary of the existence in circulation of fake naira currencies, especially within the Mgbuoba Area of Port Harcourt.”