Pregnant woman arrested with fake currency in jigawa


A 40-year-old pregnant woman identified as Ruqayya Rabi’u has been arrested in Jigawa state after being nabbed with 100 pieces of fake N1,000 notes and 76 pieces of fake N500 notes in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect who is from Bichi Local Government area of Kano State was arrested after buying a body lotion of N300 from market.

Jigawa police spokesperson, SP Abdu Jinjiri confirmed her arrest and also disclosed that the case is now being investigated and efforts are being intensified to arrest the remaining suspect.

Jinjiri said;

“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. And the said Ladidi asked her to go to B/kudu and buy grains with the money so that they will share the dividends.

“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 unknown destination."