Collins Oputa, a resident of Ijegun in Igando-Ikotun local council development area, has been arrested for allegedly producing fake currency notes.

Oputa, of 4 Fatimo Close in Ijegun, was arrested on Thursday, July 26.

The Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, made this known in a statement made available to the media on Sunday, July 29.

He disclosed that the suspect was arrested following detective work by police operatives of the Ogui Police Division of the command.

The statement read in part, “Oputa, who claimed that he is a native of Ohaji community in Imo State but residing at 4 Fatimo Close in Ijegun, Lagos State, was nabbed in Lagos.

“His arrest followed a manhunt initiated based on intelligence information gathered on his alleged criminal activities of producing and giving the fake currency naira notes to his agents for circulation.”

The police spokesman added that the suspect had been helping police operatives in their investigation in relation to his alleged criminal activities with his cohorts now at large.

Speaking to newsmen, Oputa blamed the devil for his alleged involvement in the criminal act and pledged to quit the illicit business if forgiven.

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