The Ogun State Police Command on Thursday January 16th 2014 paraded four suspects at the SARS office, Magbon Abeokuta.
Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, the state public relations officer, stated that the four suspects were members of a syndicate that specialized in the production and distribution of fake Custom papers.
He reported that the suspects were arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Ogun State.
Also paraded, was a 39-year-old man, who was nabbed for alleged production of fake Naira notes.
According to Adejobi, several items were recovered from the suspects, including a fake seal of the Presidency, fake Nigeria Custom Service stamps, Nigeria Police stamps, forged tinted glass permits, and computer hardware.
The PPRO said the police command had begun a manhunt to arrest other members of the syndicate who fled during the operation.
He said: “No individual has the right to issue tinted glass permit. So, people should be aware of these hoodlums who are out there to dupe and give wrong papers. Police will charge anybody caught with any fake paper with forgery.”
“As a result of the arrest, we were able to discover a man who was into production of fake Naira notes. He, along with another suspect still at large, had been spending this money for people at night. People who deal with liquid cash especially should beware of these hoodlums.”
The apprehended suspects include Austin Henry, Bala Idris and Peter Patrick. They confessed to being involved in the business for the last 3 years.
Henry, who was described as the managing director of the syndicate, said those involved in the shady business in Idiroko axis were over 20 but had fled following his arrest.