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Pair in Abuja court for fake forex possession

04 December 2014, 21:54

Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned two men in court on a three count charge bordering on currency counterfeiting.

Sunday Kogi and James Gideon have appeared at the Federal High Court Maitama, Abuja where they have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The accused persons are alleged to be members of a syndicate which specializes in counterfeiting foreign currency and duping unsuspecting
members of the public.

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According to the anti-graft agency, the pair, in May, conspired to be in possession of counterfeit United States currency amounting to the sum of
$19 800.

Based on the plea of the accused pair, counsel to EFCC, Samuel Ugwuegbulam, asked the court to fix a date for hearing.

However, counsel to the first accused, Mike Enahoro Ebah, told the court that his client had a ruptured appendix and so he be allowed to move the bail application orally. EFCC opposed the request.

The court ordered the defence counsel to file a formal application for bail and adjourned the case to January 29.

The accused remain in custody pending the determination of the bail

- CAJ News

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