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Entertainment - Celebrity Gist - Gossips Updated: April 17, 2024

JUST IN: Naira Abuse: Court Grants Cubana Chief Priest N10m Bail after pleading not guilty

By Kehinde Ayanboade
April 17, 2024
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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State, has on Wednesday, granted businessman socialite, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, N10m bail with two sureties in like sum.

Earlier, the celebrity bar man pleaded not guilty to tampering and abusing the naira during his trial.

Cubana Chief Priest was arraigned before Justice Kehinde Ogundare on three counts bordering on abuse of naira by allegedly spraying and tampering with the nation’s currency at a social event, contrary to the provisions of the Central Bank Act of 2007.

He was also alleged to have sprayed the naira on February 13, 2024, at Eko Hotel. He was said to have also committed the offences while dancing during a social event.

Another count charge said he have tampered with funds in the denomination of N500 notes issued by the CBN by spraying the same for two hours.

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The arraignment of the Lagos based socialite came after the prosecution of popular Nigeria Crossdresser, Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky.

Allnews.ng had reported that Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos last Friday 12th of April sentenced the cross-dresser to six months in jail with no option of fine.

Recall that on April 5th, EFCC arraigned Bobrisky in court on a six-count charge ranging from abuse of the Naira and money laundering. The court, however, dismissed the money laundering charges but convicted him for Naira Abuse after he confessed to the crime.

 

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