The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi office had debunked the report of a viral video on social media where sacks of old naira notes were discovered at Wadata market in the capital city.
The video shows sacks of perceived old naira notes discovered inside a big container around Wadata market on Tuesday.
But an official of the commission who wishes to be anonymous since he was not authorized to speak, said that the office was notified about the sacks of old naira notes discovered and its men were deployed to the place but discovered that it was condemned notes from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
“It is true we heard information of old naira notes. Then we went to court to obtain a search warrant, on getting there we found those condemned naira notes.
“The owner of the old naira notes said he bought them from the Central Bank of Nigeria, the old notes have been cut into pieces and squeezed, it is not money at all.
“I will send the pictures of the contents in the sacks that were discovered to you to see,” the official told our correspondent over the phone on Tuesday evening.
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