EFCC arrests woman for naira mutilation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Gombe State Zonal Command, have arrested a woman identified as Janty Emmanuel for allegedly abusing the Nigerian currency in the state.

Emmanuel was arrested on Monday, May 20, 2024, following intelligence that spotted her spraying Naira notes at a social event.

This was disclosed in a statement issued Tuesday by the commission’s Head,  Media & Publicity, Dele Oyewale.

The statement partly read, “Upon arrest, the suspect was shown the video where she was dancing at G-Connect, Tumfure, Gombe State and spraying Naira notes of N1,000 denomination.

She admitted committing the crime. She will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”

For some months now, the anti-graft agency has continued to clamp down on Nigerians who are found guilty of abusing the naira.

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.