Five currency hawkers arrested

Five persons has been arrested by the Ogun state police command for allegedly Hawking naira note in different part of the state.

Toyin Alegbe, Kehinde Akinbode, Shoneye Latifat, Kehinde Olanrewaju and Iyanuoluwa Shokunbi.

They were arrested in Ijebu ode, Shagamu and Abeokuta during sting operations jointly carried out by the operatives of the command and officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th of April 2018.

The state Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the operation was in line with the provisions of Section 21(1) of the CBN Act 2007 which made Hawking, selling and abuse of naira a punishable offence.

He said various denomination of naira note over 1,560,000 was recovered from suspects who were publicly exhibiting their illicit trade.


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