A man who was apprehended by security operatives for alleged possession of thousands of fake Naira notes was arraigned before a Judge at a Chief Magistrates Court sitting in Lagos.
A 35-year-old man, Sunday John, was on Tuesday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for alleged possession of four pieces of counterfeit N1,000 notes totalling N4,000.
John, whose address was not provided in the charge sheet, is standing trial on a two-count charge of being in possession of counterfeit notes with intent to cheat and cause wrongful loss.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Olatunde, said the offences were committed on March 22 at about 8.50 a.m at Costain Bus Stop in Lagos.
Olatunde told the court that the accused had tried to use one of the fake N1,000 notes to purchase apples from the complainant, Joy Samuel.
The prosecutor said the vendor, who identified the N1,000 note as fake, raised the alarm which led to the arrest of the accused.
Olatunde said the offences contravened sections 134 and 372 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The magistrate, Mrs. Bola Folarin-Williams, admitted the accused to N50,000 bail with two responsible sureties in like sum.
Folarin-Williams adjourned further hearing in the case until April 5.