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EFCC, JTF ARREST 115 SUSPECTED CURRENCY RACKETEERS IN ENUGU    RECOVERS N110M, $8,368                                                                              22-02-24

By Sadiq Aminu                                                      In a bid to restore the sanctity and Strenghten the Nation’s Currency,
the Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, in conjunction with a Joint Task Force comprising five teams from the Nigeria Police Force and three teams from the Nigeria Customs Service has arrested One hundred and fifteen suspected currency racketeers in Enugu State.

A statement by the EFCC spokesman, Mr Dele Oyewale says the suspects comprising One hundred and thirteen males and two females were arrested in a sting operation at Owerri Road, Ogui, Enugu State, following credible intelligence about some bureau de change operators, currency speculators and money street hawkers operating illegal foreign exchange markets in that environment.

Items recovered from them include the cash of One Hundred and Ten million , Seven Hundred, thousand Naira , Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty Eight US Dollars, One Hundred and Forty Five Pounds, Two Thousand, Seven Hundred Twenty Five Euros, and 900 South African Rands,

Other currency are Thirty two thousand CFA, One hundred Turkiya, and Five hundred Bank Mozambique currencies in different denominations.

Also, a safe abandoned by one of the street hawkers was recovered during the operation.

Preliminary investigation showed that some of the suspects are foreigners
from Niger Republic.

The statement stresses the suspects will be charged to court as soon investigation is being concluded.
Currently, the Nigerian Naira is battling with Foreign Currency at the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN’s rate of One thousand ,Nine hundred and Fifteen Naira per Dollar.

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