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Saturday 25 February 2023

NigeriaElections2023: ICPC arrests man with N2m old, new notes in Bauchi


By  Nurat Uthman

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has arrested a man with N2 million old and new naira notes in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The suspect, Hassan Ahmad, was arrested on Friday with the cash piled in a ‘Ghana Must Go’ bag while driving in a tinted Hilux vehicle.

He was on his way to Gombe from Bauchi State when he was arrested. The money was allegedly being taken to a politician.

The anti-graft agency disclosed this in a thread of tweets on its Twitter handle, @icpcnigeria, titled: “ICPC Takes Custody Of N2m Being Ferried To A Politician.”

It said that the suspect was intercepted by troops of the 33 Artillery Brigade code named: Operation Safe Conduct deployed to Alkaleri LGAin Bauchi, and was handed over to the ICPC.

According to the Commission, the suspect was in possession of N900,000 new notes and N1.1 million old notes. 

The agency did not, however, disclose the identity of the politician.

It said: “The Bauchi State Office of ICPC has taken into custody one Hassan Ahmad in possession of the sum of two million naira cash in both old and new currencies amidst the cash crunch being witnessed in the country.

“The suspect was arrested on Friday by the Troops of 33 Artillery Brigade Operation Safe Conduct deployed to Alkaleri in Bauchi State and handed over to the Bauchi State Office of the anti-graft agency.

“Ahmad was in possession of N900,000 cash in new naira notes and N1.1 million in old naira notes and the funds were being conveyed in a tinted black Hilux vehicle with registration number JMA 85 AZ.

“The funds, which were packed in a ‘Ghana Must Go’ bag, comprise six bundles of one thousand naira new notes of N600,000; six bundles of five hundred naira new notes of N300,000, and old two hundred naira notes of N1.1 million.

“The suspect has confessed that the funds were being moved to Gombe State for a politician.”

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