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Two brothers arrested for defrauding public with fake currency

Joy Anyim 
Two brothers, Sunday Onikoyi, 29, and Felix Onikoyi, 20, are in the police net for defrauding unsuspecting members of the public with fake Naira currency. 
The suspects, residents of No 30 Akala Street, Idi-Oro Mushin, Lagos, had patronised a shop owner, Moses Nwese of Gasline area of Ijoko, Ota, in Ogun State, where he bought two bags of rice, worth N29,000.
The suspects had paid with fake Naira notes in N1,000 denomination, unknown to Nwese. After the suspects left hurriedly, Nwese, however, noticed the money paid to him were fake.
According to the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, “ Their arrest followed a distress call by Nwese that two men came to his shop to buy two bags of rice and gave him the sum of N29,000, in N,000 denomination. He stated further that they left his shop hurriedly and while counting the money, he discovered that all the one thousand naira notes were fake.
“ Upon the information, the Divisional Police Officer, 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 a 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 were one unregistered Bajaj motorcycle and 10 bags of rice.”
Oyeyemi said 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 is concluded.