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Naira Abuse: EFCC Arrests Man For Spraying N200 Notes

The Gombe Zonal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Zachariyya Muhammad in Gombe State for abusing the Nigerian currency.

According to a statement posted by the EFCC on X.com on Wednesday, following his arrest, Muhammad was presented with a video showing him dancing and spraying N200 notes.

He reportedly admitted to being the person in the video.

The statement partly read, “Muhammad was arrested on Saturday, May 25, 2024, based on intelligence linking him with the alleged spraying of Naira notes at G-Connect in Tunfure, Gombe State.

“Upon his arrest, he was shown a video where he was dancing and spraying Naira notes in N200 denomination. He admitted to being the one in the video.”

The EFCC added that Muhammad will be charged in court once their investigation is complete.

This arrest comes amidst a continued crackdown by the EFCC on the abuse of the naira, as spraying and mishandling of banknotes are considered offences under Nigerian law.

Last Wednesday, the EFCC arrested a woman identified as Janty Emmanuel following intelligence that spotted her spraying Naira notes at a social event, which she admitted to.

In April 2024, the Federal High Court in Lagos State, sentenced controversial crossdresser, Idris Olarewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, to six months imprisonment without the option of a fine for abusing the naira.

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