The Police in Enugu have arrested five suspects, including a female juju priestess, for printing and circulating fake U.S. dollars and for swindling unsuspecting members of the public.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu State Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement in Enugu on Friday that the police operatives in Emene Division caught two of the suspects – Emeka Udebusor and Erick Ekete, both of Nchantancha Nike community -suspects following a tip off on December 4.
He alleged that the suspects were indulging in washing fake dollars, euro and naira in bundles with a substance suspected to be chemicals.
Amaraizu said that the police recovered red and white cloths being used by the suspects in their shrine.
Also recovered are pots containing substances believed to be charms and 16 bundles of 100 notes suspected to be fake U.S. dollars.
He said, “The suspects are syndicate of the popular 419 fraudster ring.
“The arrest of the suspects also led to the arrest of a woman identified as Veronica Ekete, a member of the fraudster syndicate and a female “Juju priest’’.
“It was further gathered that the suspects have been a torn on the flesh of members of the public who usually and unknowingly fall victim of their antics.”
He said that the suspects had been helping the police to conduct investigation into their activities.