From Uche Uche, Damaturu
The Chief Magistrate Court 1; sitting in Damaturu, capital of Yobe state has arraigned a 33 year old businessman, Tijanni Suleiman, a resident of Nasarawa Jahul village in Bauchi state for being in possession of counterfeit currency and for attempt to commit an offence.
The police prosecutor, Cpl. Wilson Paul told the Court that the case was transferred to the department of criminal investigation, Damaturu from Potiskum police division on the 17th of June, 2014.
He also told the Court that on the 11th of June, 2014 at about 0800 hours, the village head of Danchuwa village, Potiskum local government area in Yobe state arrested and brought to the police station, one Tijanni Suleiman, the accused person, and reported that on the 10th of June, 2014 at about 1930 hours, he saw the accused person in possession of 47 pieces of N1000 notes suspected to be counterfeit which he tried to dispose in the village to the villagers.
He further told the court that the offences committed by the accused person contradict sections 439 and 95 of the penal code law.
When the charges against the accused person were read out to him, he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The presiding Judge, Gambo Hussaini Jumbom, has therefore, as requested by the prosecutor, adjourned the case to the 23rd of October for hearing.