Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Men of Ogun State Police Command on the on Thursday arrested two brothers, Sunday Durosinmi Onikoyi aged 29yrs and 20 year old Felix Durosinmi Onikoyi No 30 Akala Street Idi-Oro Mushin Lagos for defrauding unsuspecting members of public with fake currency.
Their arrest, according to statement from the Police Public Relations Officer for the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi followed a distress call by one Moses Nwese of Gas-line area of Ijoko Ota who narrated how two men came to his shop to buy two bags of rice for N29,000 and that on counting the money, he discovered that the money was fake
The statement revealed further that after lodging the complaint, the DPO Sango Ota Division, CSP Godwin Idehai who was on routine patrol of the area with his men hotly chased the suspects and got them arrested in an Honda Odyssey car with registration number LSR 504 AZ.
The police disclosed that during further search on the alleged fraudsters, N78,000 of fake one thousand naira notes were recovered from them. Also recovered from them were one unregistered Bajaj motorcycle and 10 bags of rice.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police, CP Bashir Makama has ordered a full scale investigation into the activities of the two suspects and that they should be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as investigation was concluded.