Man appears in court for buying Suya with fake 1,000 note
A 28-year-old trader, Pious Amos, on Monday appeared in an Upper Area Court, Zuba, Abuja, for allegedly using a fake N1,000 to buy suya.
The police charged Mr. Amos with using counterfeit notes and cheating.
The prosecution counsel, Chinedu Agada, told the court that the complainant, Jenedu Ibrahim of Dei-Dei livestock market, reported the matter at the Dei-Dei police station on June 22.
Mr. Ogada told the court at about 6:44 p.m., the defendant presented a fake N1,000 note to the complainant at his suya stand.
The prosecutor said that the defendant fraudulently and unlawfully used the counterfeit N1,000 note to buy suya of N300 but the complainant caught him and raised an alarm.
The offense, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 433 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.
The judge, Gambo Garba, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.
Via Peoples Gazette