Chijoke Eze, a 24-year-old man, has been caught for trying to deposit fake currency in Bank.
He was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for being in possession of fake Naira currency and trying to deposit it in his bank account.
The accused, whose address was not supplied, is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and possession of fake currency. When the charges were read out to the accused, he pleaded innocence.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Cousin Adams, told the court that the offences were committed at one of the new generation banks on Aug. 23, at about 1.00p.m., in Ebute Meta.
He said that the accused was found in possession of fake Naira currency amounting to N100, 000 when he was about to pay it into the bank. The offences, Adams noted, contravened Sections 328 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The Magistrate, Mrs Helen Omisore, granted him bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum. She adjourned further hearing in the case till Sept. 14, for mentioning.