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Thursday, 4 December 2014
Nigerian Man Sentenced To Six Years Improsonment For Currency Counterfeiting
EFCC Press Release: Man Bags 6 Years Imprisonment for Currency Counterfeiting
Justice M.U. Garba of the Federal High Court, Bauchi
today, December 3, 2014 sentenced one Bello Muhammad to six years
imprisonment for of fences bordering on currency counterfeiting.
Muhammad was arrested on December 25, 2013 in Gamawa town,
Bauchi State for allegedly being in possession suspected counterfeit
Nigerian currency notes (N1000 denomination) amounting to N471,000:00.
He was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC, in February, 2014 before Justice Garba on four count
charge bordering in conspiracy, possession and dealing in counterfeit
currency amounting to four hundred and seventy one thousand naira
Delivering his judgment today, Justice Garba sentenced
Muhammad to two years each on counts one and two, and a year each on
counts three and four.
The sentences are to run concurrently, starting from the date of arrest.
Wilson Uwujaren Head, Media & Publicity 3rd December, 2014