The video making rounds social media alleged that some bunch of rotten naira notes worth billions were found on different sacks and thrown beside the river.
The Benue State police command had however debunk the claims stating that those were wasted papers usually gotten from CBN and processed into mosquito repellents after questioning the owner of the shop, Mr. Isah Suleiman.
According to the press statement released on 13th of December, 2022, it reads;
BENUE STATE POLICE COMMAND
13TH DECEMBER, 2022.
ALLEGED RECOVERY OF NAIRA NOTES AT WADATA, MAKURDI; A MISINFORMATION.
On 13/12/2022 at about 1200hrs information was received at A Police Division Makurdi, that hidden naira notes were recovered from Police Barracks Wadata.
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 these wasted papers are usually gotten from CBN and processed in mosquito repellents.
Investigation has been extended to CBN for confirmation.
SP. ANENE SEWUESE CATHERINE
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, BENUE STATE COMMAND.
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