A woman who is said to be in her middle age was attacked by angry mob at Abaji market for trying to purchase some domestic items with fake N500 notes.
A witness said the incident happened at about 4:47p.m after the woman was seen with N500 notes, totaling N60,000, trying to buy plates. The trader was said to have suspected the money to be fake.
“The woman bought a plate of N200 from the trader and gave him N500.  I was also buying a cup in the shop and before I knew what was happening people have gathered at the shop. The crowd examined the N500 note and said it was fake. They now searched the woman’s purse and discovered N60,000 all in N500 denominations, which were also suspected to be fake,” she said.
She furthered that when the woman felt she had been caught she made an attempt to escape but she was caught and beaten, however she escaped at the end.
The Abaji Divisional Police Officer (DPO) CSP, David Kolo, said he does not know about the incident as no report  of such came to him.
“In fact, I am just hearing  about this incident from you, as nobody came to report the matter, but I will send my men to the market to find out, “he said.