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 (N471,000:00).

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