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Naira abuse charge: Cubana granted bail, says money na water

The popular internet celebrity Pascal Okechukwu, popularly called Cubana Chief Priest, was on Wednesday arraigned before a Federal High Court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for abusing the Naira twice in 2024, and once in 2020

Penpushing reports that the celebrity barman, however, pleaded not guilty and subsequently granted bail in the sum of N10million, unlike the controversial dress crosser Bobrisky, who admitted to abusing the Naira in court and thereafter got six months sentence.

The Cubana Chief Priest following the judgment in court, however appreciated his over 5.1 million Instagram followers for the show of love, admitting that he saw all their messages of love and he’s humbled.

Penpushing further reports that Okechukwu in his Instagram page declared that it was clear that Cubana Chief Priest is not small, boasting in a caption on his Instagram page that money na water

The internet celebrity is facing a three-count charge which include tampering with N500 denominations issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by spraying them for two hours during a social event among others

‘Count 1 alleges that on 13 February 2024, at Eko Hotel, Cubana tampered with N500 denominations issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying them for two hours during a social event. This action is deemed an offence under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007’.

‘Count 2 alleges that at a social event in Lagos in 2020, Cubana tampered with N500 denominations issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying them for two hours, violating Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007’.

‘Count 3 alleges that in January 2024, during a social event in Lagos, Cubana tampered with N500 denominations issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria by spraying them, thereby committing a punishable offence under Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007’.

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