Police Inspector-General orders arrest, prosecution of naira notes racketeers

Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Usman Baba, has ordered the arrest and subsequent prosecution of all individuals engaged in the sale or abuse of Naira notes issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

He directed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department and the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Intelligence Bureau to place officers and men of the department and the bureau across the nation on high alert to carry out the directives.

The police chief noted that this was in furtherance of the federal government’s policy and drive to uphold the provisions of the CBN Act, two thousand and seven, and dignify Nigeria’s currency.