Two brothers, 29-year-old Sunday Durosinmi Onikoyi and 20-year-old Felix Durosinmi Onikoyi have been arrested by the Ogun State Police command for defrauding a rice seller with fake currencies.
The suspects were arrested after a trader, Mr Moses Nwese lodged a complaint with the police. He said the brothers left hurriedly after paying him N29,000 in one-thousand-naira denomination for two bags of rice. He said he discovered the money was fake while counting it.
The Ogun State Police command spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the arrest of the two brothers and he disclosed that N78,000 in fake currencies were also recovered from them.
“Upon getting 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” he said.