Police operatives arrested a 30-year-old woman identified as Bola Agbedimu on February 14 for spending fake one thousand naira note at kila market in odeda local government area of Ogun state.
Police statement said the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Odeda divisional headquarters by the chairperson of Egbalawa crops/fruits association.
He reported that the suspect was caught spending fake one thousand naira currency notes in the market.
The statement said upon the report, the DPO Odeda division, CSP Femi Olabode detailed his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested. On searching her bag, a sum of 24,000 fake currency note was discovered.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a habitual counterfeit naira note dealer. She confessed further that her mode of operation is mixing the counterfeit notes with genuine ones and used it to purchase goods.
A preliminary investigation revealed that she has been arrested on many occasions at different markets within Abeokuta, spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi added.