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Anti-graft Arraigns Two for Alleged Currency Racketeering in Enugu state

The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Friday, 31st of May, 2024 arraigned the duo of Nweke Daniel Kelechi and Iroude Chibuzor before Justice Mohammed Garba Umar of the Federal High Court sitting in Independence Layout, Enugu State.

The commission revealed this in a statement shared via the official website on Monday, 3rd of June, 2024.

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According to the commission, were arraigned on a lone-count charge bordering on operating a bureau de change business without requisite licence and currency racketeering.

The lone count charge reads:

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“That you, Iroude Chibuzor, Nweke Daniel Kelechi and Anichebe Chioma Grace (now at large) sometime in May 2024 at Amadeo Event Centre, Oatlands Hotel in Enugu, within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria did hawk the total sum of Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N850, 000. 00) in Five Hundred Naira (N500.00), Two Hundred Naira (N200. 00) and One Hundred Naira (N100. 00) denominations, issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 21 (4) of the Central Bank of Nigeria Act, 2007 and punishable under Section 21 (1) of the same Act”.

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They pleaded “not guilty” when the charge was read to them.

In view of their pleas, Counsel to the EFCC, Michael Ikechukwu Ani prayed the court for a trial date and for the defendants to be remanded at Enugu State Correctional facility. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>

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