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Nairobi:Nigerian national arrested,found with Sh.25.3m fake US dollars

Police officers on Wednesday arrested a Nigerian national in South B in Nairobi and seized fake US dollar bills.

Henry Omoaka, 51, was nabbed at Malaika Apartments with fake notes of USD251,400 (Sh25.3 million).

The suspect claims that some people, among them Kenyans and Nigerians, fixed him.

The officers found that the man, who claims to be a scriptwriter for film makers, had outdated travel documents.

He denied knowledge of fake or money laundering dealings.

The arrest follows barely two days after DCI detectives nabbed two Chad nationals and their Kenyan driver under similar circumstances.

The three were arrested by authorities on Monday for possessing more than a billion shillings in fake foreign currencies that were in dollars and euros.

Detectives said the fake money, in heaps of the said currencies, was used to fleece unsuspecting Kenyans of their cash.