Men of the Ogun State Police Command Thursday arrested two brothers, Sunday Durosinmi Onikoyi, 29, and Felix Durosinmi Onikoyi, 20, for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting members of the public with fake currency.
DAILY POST reports that the two brothers were residents of 30, Akala Street, Idi-Oro Mushin, Lagos State.
Their arrest, according to the command, followed a distress call by one Mr Moses Nwese of Gas-line area of Ijoko Ota, that the two men came to his shop to buy two bags of rice; giving him the sum of N29,000 in one-thousand-naira denomination.
Nwese stated further that the two brothers left his shop hurriedly and while counting the money, he discovered that all the money notes were fake.
A statement signed by the spokesman of the Ogun Police Command said, “upon the information, 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.
“On searching them, N78,000 fake one thousand naira notes were recovered from them. Also recovered from them are; 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; adding that they should be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction as soon as investigation is concluded.