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A Nigerian businessman, Aremu Adegboyega has been arrested by operatives of a joint security team in Ghana for smuggling huge amount of Nigerian currency into the country .
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the 56-year-old man was picked up while entering Ghana through Togo using an unapproved route called Beat Zero in Aflao on Tuesday.
The suspect has been arrested for allegedly transporting millions of CFA and naira currencies suspected to be counterfeit.
According to the assistant commissioner of Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Aflao Division, Ahmed Majeed Amandi the personnel found CFA80 million in fresh notes, additional CFA 843,000.00 in his waist bag, and N110,500.00 in his wallet.
“The currencies had the same serial numbers raising a lot of suspicion.
“Adegboyega allegedly admitted to transporting the “fake” currencies, and this is his second time entering the country with counterfeit money.
“He told officers that on this trip, he was given the cash by his friend who lives in Lagos, Nigeria, to be given to a client known as Mallam Isumaru Jeru in Abobo, Ivory Coast.”
Majeed Amandi said the money will be sent to the Bank of Ghana to determine whether it is fake or genuine.
He said the suspect will be sent to Accra for further interrogation.
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