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Nigerian man arrested in South B with Sh25m fake currency

City detectives arrested a Nigerian national in South B on Wednesday afternoon with Sh25 million ($251, 000) in fake currency.

The suspect, identified as 51 year-old Henry Omoaka, was nabbed at Malaika Apartments.

He was also found with bhang and cocaine at his apartment and was booked at Balozi AP camp.

After his arrest, the suspect claimed that he was a script writer and the fake currency was to be used in a movie scene.

When questioned further about the movie they were making, he could not remember title nor the people who he was working for.


He later claimed that some people, among them Kenyans and Nigerians, had fixed him.

Police also found that he had outdated travel documents.

Omoaka lived alone in the rented apartment and denied knowledge of fake or money laundering dealings.

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

The three were arrested on Monday with more that Sh1 billion fake notes in dollar and Euro currencies at an apartment in Westlands.

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