Court Jails Currency Counterfeiter
Justice B. O Quadri of the Federal High Court, Gombe, has sentenced one Muhammadu Chubado to four years imprisonment on a six-count charge of conspiracy, forgery, and unlawful possession of counterfeit Nigeria currency notes.
Chubado, a member of a syndicate involved in the printing and circulation of counterfeit Naira currencies in Yola, Adamawa State and environ, was first arrested in March 2009 by the Department of State Services and later handed over to the EFCC North East zonal office in Gombe for further investigation and prosecution.
The accused person was first arraigned at the Federal High Court, Gombe in May 2009.
In his judgment on Wednesday January 15, Justice Quadri convicted Chubado on counts 1, 2, 3, and 4 bordering on conspiracy and counterfeiting of Nigeria bank notes, and unlawful possession of counterfeit bank notes. He was sentenced to one year imprisonment on each count charge without an option of fine. The sentences are to run concurrently from date of conviction.