Mohammed Bassim(left) and Adekunle Morufdeen with the fake dollar notes
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has upon intelligence report, arrested two persons for possessing large quantities of fake dollars.
The suspects, Mohammed Bassim, 35, Tunisian and Adekunle Morufdeen, 52, Nigerian, were arrested at 3:00 pm yesterday by the SWAT Unit of the Police Service at Mile 7 near Achimota in Accra.
The suspects, who are currently assisting the police to unravel the source of the several bundles of 100 dollar notes, have denied ownership of the money.
They claimed they were sent by someone whose name they could not tell the police.
Addressing a press conference in Accra yesterday, Director-General of Police CID, COP Prosper Kwame Agblor, said the currency, which is in a hundred dollar denomination, was found in the car of the two suspects.
He stated that the suspects were conveying the money when they were arrested by the police SWAT Team.
DCOP Agblor indicated that in the course of the arrest, Bassim and Morufdeen attempted to bribe the policemen with an amount of $3,000, adding that ‘they accepted the money and arrested them.’
According to the police officer, the money would be used as exhibits against them.
He seized the opportunity to commend the officers of the SWAT Unit for the good job done, indicating that at the appropriate time the police officers would be recognised.
DCOP Agblor urged all other policemen to emulate the good example of the SWAT Team and continue to work hard for the advancement of the country.
He said further investigations would be conducted for the suspects to be prosecuted.
By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson
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