Lira Police arrest four with counterfeit $, £ notes

Police at Lira Central Police Station are holding four suspects who were found with counterfeit notes of US Dollars and South Sudanese Pounds.

The trio have been identified as Okot Ambrose, Odongo Sam, Otia Martin and Aleny Andrew.

“On intelligence, a covert operation on the suspects was instituted on the 19th/07/2019 that first led to the arrest of Okot Ambrose and Odong Sam along Lira town – main street,” North Kyoga police spokesperson, David Ongom Mudong says.

The fake notes. Lira Police photo.

“Upon interrogation their accomplices Otia Martin and Aleny Andrew were as well persued and apprehended at Ambalal Primary School in Adyel division, Lira Municipality,” Mudong added.

A search was conducted and they were found with counterfeit notes.

According to Police, their intelligence has revealed that this is a racket of gangs who have organised themselves with intention to defraud their softly targeted members of the public.


“As the police, through community policing we do appreciate the members of the public for the vigilance exhibited against the vice that has always helped us to succeed during this kind of operation,” excited Police noted.

Upon conclusion of enquiry, the trio shall be paraded in courts of Law.

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