Woman bags six months jail for hawking naira notes

Written by on May 31, 2024

The Economic and Financial Crimes Crimes Commission says it has secured the conviction of a woman, Bilikis Adeyinka, for hawking naira notes in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.


The EFCC in a statement on its Facebook page on Thursday disclosed that the convict was arrested while hawking a sum of N897,900, an act which contravened Section 21(4) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2007.


Following Adeyinka’s arrest, she was arraigned before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State on one count bordering on currency racketeering, an offence she reportedly pleaded guilty to.


The statement read further, “Following her guilty plea, prosecution counsel, C.C. Okezie, called on Olagunju Abdul Malik, an operative of the EFCC, to review the facts of the case.


The judge also ordered that the N897,900 recovered from her be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.



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