Counterfeit currency

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, arraigned one Suleiman Habu before Justice J. E. Inyang of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano for alleged dealing in counterfeit currency.

The defendant was arrested by the EFCC operatives in Kano, while 80,000 CFA was recovered from him.

The charge against the defendant read: “That you Suleiman Habu on or about 11th March, 2022 at Asthon Road, Kano within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court Kano committed felony to wit, had in your possession without lawful authority 8 (Eight) pieces of counterfeit 10000 Banque Centrale Dix Mille Francs CFA- Niger Republic Bill all with serial number 17000273988 A series knowing same to be counterfeit and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 5 (1) (b) and punishable under the same Section 5 (1) (b) of the Counterfeit Currency (Special Provision) Act, Cap. 35 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”

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The defendant, however, pleaded “not guilty” after listening to the charge.

Following his plea, the prosecution counsel, Michael Ojo, asked the court for a trial date.

The presiding judge, Justice Inyang, therefore, remanded the defendant in EFCC custody and adjourned the matter till June 21, 2022, for commencement of trial.

The Star



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