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EFCC Withdraws Naira Abuse Suit Against Cubana Chief Priest

Posted by Thandiubani on Thu 06th Jun, 2024 - tori.ng

The court’s decision comes after both parties revealed they were exploring a settlement in the matter.

 
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has discontinued its suit against  celebrity bartender, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest.
 
A Federal High Court in Lagos has ruled in his favour granting the motion.
 
The court’s decision comes after both parties revealed they were exploring a settlement in the matter.
 
During the May 2 seating, the defense counsel, Mr. Chikaosolu Ojukwu (SAN), informed the court that parties were exploring a settlement, and the matter was adjourned until June 5 for a report on the settlement.
 
The court then adjourned the case until June 5 (today) for report of settlement. However, on Wednesday, the defense requested an adjournment, and the case was fixed for June 25 for mention.
 
Cubana Chief Priest is accused of tampering with N500 denomination funds while dancing at the social event. This the EFCC said contraves the Central Bank Act of 2007.
 
He was later arraigned on April 17 on a three-count charge bordering on Naira Abuse.


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