Nigerian detained in Turkey after promising to turn paper into dollars
The suspect, identified as Samsoon Bello, claimed that he has a chemical solution that can turn paper into dollars, promising to provide free cash to a number of hotel owners in Istanbul in exchange for an advance fee.
Bello was actually providing fake dollars, local media reported on Aug. 10.
Following a tip, police officers nabbed Bello in Istanbul’s touristic Beyoğlu district.
Bello was conditionally released by court, pending trial.