Channels Television reports…
“The Kogi State Command of the department of State Security Service has arrested a clergyman, Reverend Godson Akubuiro, his children and his 15 man syndicate for printing and circulation of fake Naira notes
The Director of the State Security Service (SSS), Mr Mike Fubara, told journalists that the major breakthrough came as a result of painstaking investigation for over four months which took the operatives of SSS to Ikorodu in Lagos where they were all arrested.
Fake currency printers and distributors used by the suspects were seized by the SSS.
He told journalist that the prime suspect, Reverend Akubuiro, who is the general overseer of the Mountain of Breakthrough Deliverance Ministry also known as land of solution located at plot 7 Mountain of Breakthrough Avenue Koya Estate, Igbo Olomu, Agric, Ikorodu Lagos, had been into printing and circulating of fake Naira notes.
Mr Fubara explained that in an effort to trace the source of the worrisome fake Naira currency circulation, his men undertook a covert operation to uncover those behind the criminal act.
“The operation took the service four months to get to the root.
“Over 1.3 million fake Naira notes were found with him,” he stated.
Reverend Akubuiro, 49, from Imo State, told journalists that he was an anointed man of God and also owned up to the allegation, attributing it to the work of Satan.
“Satan is always after men of God. Even David in the bible fell to temptation,” he said
He felt remorse and prostrated pleading for mercy from the SSS Director.
Another suspect, Chika Ndukwe, 39, also told Channels Television that he got the fake currency from one of the reverend daughters that he was dating in the last one year.
Equipment and materials used in printing the suspected fake Naira notes and large quantity of the printed fake notes and cut-to-size blank currency notes were recovered from them.
The service said investigation is still ongoing and warned the public to be wary of the existence of fake Naira notes in circulation and to report any suspect to security agencies.”