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Police disaffirm discovery of hidden Naira notes in Benue 

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Benue State Police Command has refuted a video gaining traction online in which sacks containing decayed old Naira notes were reportedly recovered in a store at the Police Barracks at Wadata, Makurdi, the state capital.

It was reported that some residents of Wadata were captured in videos clip moving out sacks of what is considered to decomposing papers from a store claiming it was money discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Hence, the state police spokesperson, SP, Catherine Anene has described the clip as a ‘misinformation’, thereby pledging to launch an intensive investigation into the development.

The statement read, “On December 13, 2022 at about 12 noon information was received at A Police Division Makurdi, that hidden Naira notes were recovered from Police Barracks Wadata.

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“Police detectives sent on investigation to the scene recovered wasted papers in a shop close to Wadata Police Barracks, Makurdi.

“The owner of the shop, Mr. Isah Suleiman was invited for questioning and he tendered a licence issued to him by Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for waste management.

He added that the decayed papers are often collected from CBN to manufacture mosquito repellants.

More so, Investigation has been extended to CBN for confirmation.

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