The police in Jigawa have arrested a pregnant woman in possession of 100 pieces of fake N1000 notes and 76 pieces of fake N500 notes in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abdu Jinjiri who confirmed this to Channels Television on Wednesday said the woman was arrested after buying a body lotion of N300 from the market.
Jinjiri said the 40-year-old suspect identified as Ruqayya Rabi’u hails from Bichi Local Government Area of Kano State.
“After the recovery of the fake notes, she confessed that the money was given to her by one Ladidi in Bichi LGA whose address is not known to her. The said Ladidi asked her to go to B/kudu and buy grains with the money so that they will share the dividend,” the police spokesman said.
“The arrested woman further confessed that she was fully aware that the money was fake, however, she needs money as her husband has abandoned her with three children for the past six months and left to an unknown destination.”
He further said that the case is under investigation, adding that effort is being intensified to arrest the remaining suspect.