December 3, 2014 – Justice M.U. Garba of the Federal High Court, Bauchi, today sentenced Bello Muhammad to six years imprisonment for offences bordering on currency counterfeiting.
Muhammad was arrested on December 25, 2013 in Gamawa town, Bauchi State for allegedly being in possession suspected counterfeit Nigerian currency notes (N1000 denomination) amounting to N471,000:00.
He was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in February, 2014 before Justice Garba on four count charge bordering in conspiracy, possession and dealing in counterfeit currency amounting to four hundred and seventy one thousand naira (N471,000:00).
Delivering his judgment today, Justice Garba sentenced Muhammad to two years each on counts one and two, and a year each on counts three and four.
The sentences are to run concurrently, starting from the date of arrest.