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Cubana Chief Priest’s Naira Abuse Trial Adjourned to June 25

Cubana Chief Priest's Naira Abuse Trial Adjourned to June 25

The Federal High Court in Lagos has postponed the trial of celebrity bartender Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, in connection with an alleged case of Naira abuse.

In April, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) brought a three-count charge against Cubana Chief Priest for his alleged involvement in tampering with and spraying Naira notes during a social event held at the Eko Hotel in Lagos.

During the court proceedings, Cubana Chief Priest pleaded not guilty to the charges and was subsequently granted bail of N10 million.

During the last court session on May 2, Chikaosolu Ojukwu (SAN), the defense counsel, informed the court that both parties were considering a settlement. They applied for the matter to be resolved under the provisions of section 14(2) of the EFCC Act.

Subsequently, Ojukwu requested the withdrawal of the preliminary objection, which was granted by the court as there was no objection from the prosecution.

The court adjourned the case until June 5 for a settlement report.

However, when the matter was called for hearing today June 5, the defence wrote a letter seeking an adjournment of the case.

The case has now been fixed for June 25 for mention.

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