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Fast Guy No Be Thief 35-yr-old man docked over N4000 fake currencies

A 35-year-old man was arraigned before the court over a charge of being in possession of counterfeit notes with intent to cheat and cause wrongful loss.

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One of the counterfeit notes play

One of the counterfeit notes

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An Ebutte Meta Chief Magistrate Court has admitted a 35-year-old man, Sunday John, to bail in the sum of N50, 000 for his alleged possession of counterfeit N1000 notes totaling N4000.

John, whose address was not provided in the charge sheet, was arraigned on Tuesday, March 28, 2016, and is standing trial on a two-count charge of being in possession of counterfeit notes with intent to cheat and cause wrongful loss.

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According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Olatunde told the court that the offenses were committed on March 22 at about 8.50 a.m at Costain Bus Stop in Lagos.

Punch reports that the court heard how the accused had tried to use one of the fake N1,000 notes to buy apples from the complainant, Joy Samuel.

Olatunde said the vendor, identified the N1,000 note as fake and raised the alarm which led to the arrest of the accused.

He said that the offenses contravened sections 134 and 372 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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Punch reports that the magistrate, Mrs. Bola Folarin-Williams, admitted the accused to N50,000 bail with two responsible sureties in like sum before adjourning further hearing in the case until April 5.

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