As part of efforts to clear all criminals out of the Brigade’s general area of responsibilities, Troops of 33 Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army Bauchi, acted on a tip off by well meaning citizens of Bauchi City on the criminal activity perpetrated around popular Wunti market area of the State by the fake Nigerian currency vendors.
According to a statement signed by Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Major Joseph Adekunle Afolasade, the gallant troops dressed in a covert plain clothes, busted in to the ever busy Wunti market on 31 March, 2017 where one Mallam Idris Hassan, 47 years was arrested. As at the time of his arrest, he was in possession of Twenty one (21,000) Thousands denomination Nigerian fake currency notes.
He claimed that, the fake currency notes was given to him by one Mallam Auwal Wanzam who reside in Bauchi City.
Other suspects arrested across the States are Mallam Sani Ibrahim (Bauchi city), Abdulahi Suleiman, Zubairu Ya’u and Isyaku Hardo were arrested at Karfin Madaki, Ganjua Local Government area of Bauchi State respectively.
Preliminary investigation revealed that, they also have syndicate group in Kano State were one Malam Abubakar Musa was arrested in Kano city.
The total sum of Twenty Six (26,000) Thousand Naira Nigerian fake currency was also recovered from them. This brings the total amount of recovered Nigerian fake currency notes from the suspected criminals to Fourthly Seven (47,000) Thousand Nigerian fake Naira.
The suspected gang leader and the printer of the fake currency, Malam Suleiman Abubakar of Karfin Madaki, Ganjua Local Government area of Bauchi State is still at large.
The suspects and the recovered fake currency notes are there by handed over to the Economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC), Zonal office, Gombe, Gombe, State command for further investigation.
The Brigade wish to thank the general public, for the support received always. And also urge the general public to continue the good job by reporting any suspicious criminal activities around them. “Together we shall all root out all criminals out of Bauchi State”.