Lagos - An applicant, Chikezie Chukwu,
was on Thursday arraigned for allegedly being in possession of fake naira notes
and the theft of N70,000.
Chukwu, 20, was arraigned in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates'
Court in Lagos on a four-count -charge bordering on obtaining under false
pretence, stealing and being in possession of fake notes.
The court is presided over by Magistrate M.O. Olajuwon.
The Investigating Police Officer, Adewunmi Oderinmade, told
the court that the offences were committed on Aug. 22, at 2nd junction Road,
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Oderinmade told the court that Chukwu purchased goods valued
at N70,000 from one Esther Ojetokun and paid her with fake naira notes.
He further said that the accused could not give satisfactory
reasons about the fake notes in his possession after his arrest.
The offences, he said, contravened Sections 285, 312, 370
and 409 of the Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 285
prescribes seven years imprisonment, 409 stipulates two years while 312
prescribes 15 years jail term for offenders.
Chukwu, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Olajuwon granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with
one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till Sept. 28 for mention.