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EFCC May Discontinue Naira Abuse Case Against Cubana Chief Priest

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday, granted a motion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking to discontinue a suit against celebrity bartender, Pascal Okechukwu (Cubana Chief Priest), for alleged abuse of the Naira.

Cubana Chief Priest was arraigned by the anti-graft agency on April 17, on a three-count charge of allegedly spraying and tampering with the Naira notes during a social event at Eko hotel in Lagos.

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday, granted a motion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), seeking to discontinue a suit against celebrity bartender, Pascal Okechukwu (Cubana Chief Priest), for alleged abuse of the Naira.

Cubana Chief Priest was arraigned by the anti-graft agency on April 17, on a three-count charge of allegedly spraying and tampering with the Naira notes during a social event at Eko hotel in Lagos.

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The court had consequently, adjourned the case until June 5 (today) for report of settlement.

However, on Wednesday, newsmen gathered that the defence had written a letter seeking an adjournment of the case.

The case has now been fixed for June 25 for mention.

In the charge, the defendant was said to have tampered with the funds in the denomination of N500, while dancing at the social event in Eko Hotel.

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The offence contravenes the provisions of section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act of 2007.

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