According to Punch, a factory has been discovered in a remote village of Ibadan, where thousands of fake pounds, euros, dollars and other foreign currencies were reportedly being produced.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Katsina, said that the discovery was made by the command’s ambush squad in a village called Ojoku in Badeku, Ona-Ara Local Government Area of the state. The police described the area as fast transforming to an abode for criminals, having earlier served as a kidnappers’ den, according to Punch.
A 43-year-old man named Ismail Adesina was arrested at the scene, however; he claimed he knew nothing about the factory.
“I am a herbalist and I inherited the skill from my father. I am also a conman. I cured diabetes, barrenness, blindness and other ailments. I have cured many people. My partner, who escaped yesterday, knows how the currencies were produced. Taju and Wasiu are my other partners. We have been here for about four years. We collected varying sums of money from our victims but we do not kidnap people. We bought the land in the bush and built the houses. I am a native of Beyerunka in Ibadan. The names of our victims are with my partners,” Adesina said.
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