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In Awka: Woman arrested by NSCDC officials for allegedly selling Naira notes


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday arrested one Oluchi Faith Imo for hawking naira notes.    

   

Mr David Bille, NSCDC Commandant, Anambra State Command told journalists on Friday in Awka that the arrest was aimed at forestalling illicit sale of the country’s currency notes.

The NSCDC official explained that the female suspect, aged 20years was arrested by his personnel with various denominations of naira around Dike Motor Park, Awka on Friday September 27.

   

   

Bille added that NSCDC and the CBN would continue the clampdown on the perpetrators of this offence, which according to him was punishable under the CBN Act 2007 and carried not less than six months jail term or fine of not less than N50,000 or both.

He used the opportunity to appeal to the general public to desist from abuse of the naira, noting that our currency was one of the symbols of our national identity.(Dailypost)

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