Niger State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 15-year old Umar (other name withheld) along Gidan Mangoro-Bida road.
The state commandant, Mr. Philip Ayuba, stated this on Friday in Minna, in a press statement obtained by Crime Reports, adding that the suspect was arrested with fake currency notes and substances suspected to cannabis.
He stated further that the suspect had confessed to the crime during investigation by his operatives, as he confirmed he had been spending the currency, unaware that they were counterfeit.
Umar was further quoted as saying that the fake currencies in N1,000 and N500 denominations were payment made to him by an unidentified person for a service he rendered.
“Umar also said the cannabis found on him was not his, claiming that he had stopped smoking hemp for some time,” said the NSCDC boss.
Mr. Ayuba however explained that the suspect pleaded for clemency, just as he also confessed that he had just been recently released from the prison custody in Minna.
The civil defence boss said that the suspect would soon be handed over to the Niger State command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation.