An Ogba Magistrates’ Court has sentenced a 27-year-old bread seller, Ifeanyi Osuohae to one year imprisonment for spending fake N1, 000 note.
Presiding magistrate, A. A. Fashola, delivered the judgment on Thursday, after the convict pleaded ‘guilty’ as charged. Fashola, in his judgment said that he would be lenient with the convict because he readily owned up to the offence without wasting the time of the court.
He however gave the convict an option to pay N50, 000 as fine.
Earlier, police prosecutor, Mike Unah, had told the court that the convict committed the offence on June 11, 2018, at Akerele Street, in the Agege area of Lagos state. He said that the convict had boarded a taxi, where he paid the fare with a fake note.
The driver was said to have discovered the fake note, which had no signature of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, governor. He reportedly drove to the nearest police checkpoint and alerted the cops on duty, who searched the convict and found another fake N1, 000 note on him.
Unah had said the offence contravened Section 372 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.