The State Commandant, Mr. Babangida Aliyu, told newsmen that they were arrested on Wednesday night at the Tudun-Wada area of Sokoto, adding that the money was in N1,000 denomination.
Aliyu said that the culprits, 50-year-old Aliyu Dahiru, who hails from Potiskum in Yobe and 30-year-old Adamu Abdullahi from Dandume in Katsina State, came to Sokoto to spend the fake notes, adding that they had already spent N 300,000.
He said, “We got an intelligence report, we swung into action and luckily we arrested the suspects.
“They have all pleaded guilty and we will charge them to court.”
Aliyu appealed to the residents to be cautious while transacting businesses with unknown and suspicious persons.