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Police arrest two people over counterfeit notes

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31 March 2009 | Crime & Punishment

The Suhum police have arrested two people for allegedly possessing counterfeit Ghana cedi notes.

A police source told Ghana News Agency that Ibrahim Wahab 30, a barber, was arrested on March 22 at Anum Apapam after purchasing Tigo credit cards with fake GH¢10 notes from two dealers.

It said Wahab purchased two Ghana cedis worth of credit card with a fake GH¢10 and was given eight Ghana cedis change, after that he went to another dealer with another fake GH¢10 but the dealer detected that it was fake and raised the alarm and Wahab was arrested.

The source said during a search on Wahab GH¢100 in GH¢10 denominations were found on him.

It said on March 14 at Amenase near Suhum, Anthony Kwabena Yeboah, an Accrao based trader and two others now on the run hired a taxi from Suhum to Amanase.

He said on arrival, Yeboah gave a GH¢10 note to the driver for the two Ghana cedis fare, but the driver detected that it was fake and challenged him.

The source said the two other people took to their heels but the driver held Yeboah and raised the alarm and was sent to Suhum police station.

It advised traders to look for the security features on the currency and expose counterfeit notes.

GNA

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