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Some alleged fraudulent Bank staff aiding syndicate members selling the new redesigned naira notes are said to have ran into the trap set for them and are now cooling off their heels at the detaintion facilities belonging to the Department of State Services, DSS.
DSS confirm that its officers have also arrested some persons selling the new naira notes.
In a statement on Monday by its spokesman, Peter Afunanya, the secret police added that that officials of some commercial banks aided the crime.
According to the statement entitled, ‘DSS intercepted syndicates selling new currency notes, bank official implicated,’ the Agency added that its men had been given a marching order to arrest more people.
The statement reads partly, “The Department of State Services hereby informs the public that it has intercepted some members of organised syndicates involved in the sale of the new redesigned naira notes.
“In the course of its operations, in this regard in parts of the country, it was also established that some commercial bank officials are aiding the economic malfeasance.
“Consequently, the Service warns the currency racketeers to desist from this ignoble act. Appropriate regulatory authorities are, in this same vein, urged to step up monitoring and supervisory activities to expeditiously address the emerging trend.
“It should be noted that the Service has ordered its Commands and Formations to further ensure that all persons and groups engaged in the illegal sale of the notes are identified”.
“Therefore, anyone with useful information relating to this is encouraged to pass the same to the relevant authorities.”