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Police refute discovery of hidden old naira notes in Makurdi

Discovered sacks containing the CBN paper waste

By Martin Iyonguvihi

Benue State Police Command has denied the alleged discovery of old naira notes at Police Barracks, Wadata, Makurdi, and called it misinformation.

A statement by the Command Public Relations Officer, SP Sewuese Anene, on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 said investigations revealed that the alleged naira notes were rather wasted papers from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), that were found in a shop close to the Wadata Police Barracks, belonging to one Isah Suleiman, who had a license issued to him by CBN for waste management.

The statement read in part: “On 13/12/2022 at about 1200hrs information was received at A Police Division Makurdi, that hidden naira notes were recovered from Police Barracks Wadata.

“Police detectives sent on investigation to the scene recovered wasted papers in a shop close to Wadata Police Barracks, Makurdi. The owner of the shop, Mr. Isah Suleiman was invited for questioning and he tendered a licence issued to him by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for waste management.

“He added that these wasted papers are usually gotten from CBN and processed into mosquito repellents.”

“Investigation has been extended to CBN for confirmation,” she said.

Recall that on Tuesday, information trending on social media was that hidden old naira notes were discovered in sacks bearing Unity Bank at the Wadata Police Barracks, Makurdi.

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