EFCC Set to Arraign Cubana Chief Priest Over Naira Abuse Allegations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has prepared to take Instagram celebrity Pascal Okechukwu, famously known as Cubana Chief Priest, to court this Wednesday.

He faces allegations of misusing Nigerian currency at a public event, an act against the Central Bank Act of 2007.

Scheduled for April 17th, 2024, the proceedings will take place in Lagos at the Federal High Court before Justice Kehinde Ogundare. The charges against Okechukwu were filed on April 4th by EFCC prosecutor Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN), supported by a team of seven other lawyers.

The charges detail several instances where Okechukwu allegedly engaged in the spraying of N500 notes during various social events, a practice that is deemed illegal under Nigerian law.

Specifically, he is accused of such conduct during a February 2024 event at the Eko Hotel and a prior incident in 2020. The prosecution claims that Okechukwu’s actions at these events violate Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007, which could lead to significant penalties if he is convicted.


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