Photos: Federal high court remands man in prison after getting arrested with fake $492,000 notes

Photos: Federal high court remands man in prison after getting arrested with fake $492,000 notes


On Monday, May 7, 2018 one Samson Otuedon was arraigned past Justice P. H. Mallong of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State, on the order of speaking one put in court case of currency counterfeiting.

Otuedon was arrested by the EFCC in metaphor to April 7, 2018 together in addition to an shrewdness gloss approximately the deeds of a syndicate of fraudsters duping unsuspecting victims in the Masaka, Karu Local Government Area of the State

Upon arrest, more than $400,000 (Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) was recovered.

 

The put in reads:

 

That you, Samson Otuedon, on the order of the subject of or virtually the 7th hours of hours of day of April, 2018 at Riverside Masaka, Nasarawa State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court had in your possession 4,921 pieces of US $100 denominated bills totaling $492.100 (Four Hundred and Ninety Two Thousand, One Hundred United States Dollars) knowing them to be counterfeits and thereby vigorous an offence logical of Section 5(1)(b) and punishable knocked out Section 5(2) of the counterfeit currency (Special Provisions) Acts, Cap C35,vol 4, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the battle.

 

In view of his plea, Elizabeth Alabi, opinion to the EFCC, asked the court to fasten a date for hearing and for the remand of the defendant in Lafia prison custody pending measures. But, Pereboh Sanami, representing the defendant, informed the court of a pending application archaic May 4, 2018, praying the court to recognize the defendant to bail.

 

Justice Mallong adjourned to May 14, 2018 for hearing upon the bail application and ordered that the defendant be remanded in Lafia prison custody..

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