Nigeria Police Force Apprehends Suspect with $100,000 Counterfeit Currency In Abuja

Taiwo Ajayi
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The Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Center (NPF-NCCC) has achieved a major milestone in the battle against cybercrime with the arrest of Muhammed Zenabdin “M” on charges of criminal conspiracy and possession of suspected counterfeit currency totaling $100,000.00.

The arrest, a result of credible intelligence and a raid on a suspected cybercrime hideout in Garki II, FCT, signifies a crucial step forward in the ongoing efforts to combat cybercrime in the country.

Although other members of the criminal gang managed to escape, Zenabdin was successfully apprehended during the operation.


ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, revealed that compelling evidence was discovered during a subsequent search of the hideout. The evidence included $100,000.00 in one-hundred-dollar bills believed to be counterfeits, sophisticated counterfeit detection equipment, international passports, mobile phones, and a luxury vehicle.

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“The Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Center (NPF-NCCC), in line with its mandate to eradicate cybercrime in the country, has made a significant breakthrough with the apprehension of Muhammed Zenabdin “M” for criminal conspiracy and possession of suspected counterfeit currency totaling one hundred thousand United States Dollars ($100,000.00),” stated the force spokesperson.

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Adejobi confirmed that the suspect has provided confessional statements and valuable information to assist in the apprehension of other members of the gang. He added that upon the conclusion of the investigation, the suspect(s) will face arraignment in court.

Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, commended the Director of the NCCC, CP Uche Ifeanyi Henry, and his team for their diligent efforts in combating cybercrime. He assured the public of their safety and issued a stern warning to all cybercrime threat actors, urging them to cease their illicit activities or face severe legal consequences.

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