The 20-year-old suspect was among the 25 suspects paraded by the Police in Plateau State for various criminal activities. He told our reporter that he knew the incident was a devilish act, but that “It was a mistake”, adding that he committed the offence one morning. The State Police Commissioner, Issac Akinmoyede told journalists that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as possible.
He explained that other suspects paraded include those arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery and gun running in the state. He added that a fraudster, who claimed to be making magic dollar, was among those arrested.
“The suspected fraudster was arrested following a report by one Shamsudeen Mohammed Hamza and two others of Bokkos town to Bokkos Divisional Police Headquarters that one Musa Isa ‘m’ of Richa village of Bokkos LGA deceitfully collected N2million from them with the promise of giving them ‘mercury’ which they will use in producing ‘American Dollars’.
“They also informed the Police that the said Isa (the suspect) used the mercury to produce one hundred dollar bill in their presence which convinced them to give him the money. After the money was given to him, the two buckets of liquid substance claiming to be mercury was handed over to them,” the CP said. He added that “On the strength of the information, the suspect was arrested by a team of operatives from Bokkos Division and when he was searched, one locally made pistol and fake five hundred dollar bills were recovered in his bag.”