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Naira Abuse: Cubana Chief Priest's Trial Adjorned Till June 5

Posted by Amarachi on Fri 03rd May, 2024 - tori.ng

Justice Kehinde Ogundare of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, May 2, 2024, adjourned further hearing in the trial of the businessman.

 Cubana Chiefpriest

Cubana Chief Priest

The Naira abuse trial of socialite and nightclub owner, Pascal Okechukwu, a.k.a. Cubana Chiefpriest has been adjourned till June 5,  2024.

Justice  Kehinde Ogundare of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday,  May 2, 2024, adjourned further hearing in the trial of the businessman.

Okechukwu was arraigned on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by the EFCC on a three-count charge bordering on abuse of the Naira.

One of the counts reads: ''That you, Okechukwu Pascal, on 13th February, 2024, at Eko Hotel Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, while dancing during a social  event , tampered with funds in the denomination of N500(Five Hundred Naira) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying, thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act, 2007.”

Another count reads: “ That you, Okechukwu Pascal, sometime in 2020,  in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, during a social event tampered with funds in the denomination of N500( Five Hundred Naira) issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying same for two hours and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act, 2007.”
 



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