Abubakar Suleiman, from Niger state, has been arrested with 88 bundles of $100 dollar bills.
Upon his arrest, the 37-year-old Suleiman claimed the fake notes were to be delivered to one Engineer Abdullahi Sambo at the Shango area in Minna.
The suspect told the police a certain Khalifa gave him the money.
“I am on errand. The whole thing is just like a mystery.
“I was called by some unknown persons to contact Kahlifa who will give me something to take to Engineer Sambo in Minna. The people promised to help me financially. When I got to Minna, I went to Sambo’s house, on getting there, his relatives called the police that I brought take notes for their father,” he said.
“I do not know what the money is meant for. I was only told it was meant for Engineer Sambo. I am on errand and it was not my business to know if the notes are fake. I was doing what I was sent.”
He said Khalifa, who purportedly handed him the fake notes, had stopped taking his calls. The Police said Abubakar is part of a syndicate who specialises in the circulation of fake currency notes, adding that the police was on the trail of the other members of the syndicate