The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to bring businessman and socialite Pascal Okechukwu, famously known as Cubana Chief Priest, to court on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

The charges against him stem from allegations of abusing the Nigerian currency.

Scheduled to appear before Justice Kehinde Ogundare at the Federal High Court in Lagos, Cubana Chief Priest faces a three-count charge related to purportedly spraying and tampering with naira notes at a social gathering, a violation of the Central Bank Act of 2007.

According to the charge filed by EFCC’s prosecutor Rotimi Oyedepo, along with seven other legal representatives, Cubana Chief Priest stands accused of engaging in these acts on February 13, 2024, at the Eko Hotel, within the court’s jurisdiction. It is alleged that during a social event, he spent approximately two hours spraying funds in N500 denomination notes, contravening Section 21(1) of the Central Bank Act 2007.

In addition to this incident, Cubana Chief Priest faces further accusations. Count 2 pertains to a similar act allegedly committed in 2020 during another social event in Lagos, while Count 3 relates to an incident in January 2024, also in Lagos.

This legal action follows swiftly on the heels of the EFCC’s recent successful prosecution of Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, for similar offenses, resulting in a six-month prison sentence.