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EFCC Detains Cubana Chief Priest Over Naira Abuse, Grants N10m Bail

EFCC Detains Cubana Chief Priest Over Naira Abuse, Grants N10m Bail 

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Popular socialite Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in anticipation of his arraignment today before the Federal High Court in Lagos on charges of abusing naira.

Cubana Chief Priest was arraigned before Justice Kehinde Ogundare on three charges related to suspected abuse of naira and had pleaded not guilty to tampering and abusing the naira during his trial.

The charges arise from allegations that Cubana Chief Priest violated the Central Bank Act of 2007 by spraying and tampering with the nation’s currency during a social event. 

According to the court, his actions were contrary to the provisions of the Central Bank Act of 2007.

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

The celebrity was said to have tampered with funds in the denomination of N500 notes issued by the CBN by spraying the same for two hours.

The Federal High Court in Lagos State has granted the businessman and socialite 10 million naira bail with two sureties in like sum.

Cubana Chief Priest’s arrest is coming days after popular crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky was sentenced to six months in prison for abusing naira.

This awareness is putting many celebrities at the risk of being arrested due to misusing and abusing the Naira notes.

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