A magistrates’ court in Maikunkele, the headquarters of Niger State’s Bosso LGA, has remanded Hassan Sule, 26, of Kuta, Shiroro LGA, for using a wrap of cartons he cut into naira denominations to buy clothes worth N44,000.
Inspector Bature Sidi, the prosecutor, told the court that on September 8, a boutique owner at Emir Junction, Bosso area of Minna, Samuel Okoro, was arrested and brought to the Bosso Police Station for selecting clothes worth N44,000 and deceitfully giving him a wrap of cartons in a nylon bag as money.
According to City & Crime, the suspect cut cartons to the size of N1,000 notes and arranged them as a bunch with both sides covered with one N1,000 wrapped in a black nylon which he claimed was a bunch of N1,000,000 and asked the boutique’s owner to keep for him.
According to the prosecutor, the boutique’s owner, who became suspicious, collected the clothes and handed him the nylon to open, only to discover that it was not a bunch of N1,000 notes as the suspect claimed.
He also told the court that prior to his arrest, the suspect deceitfully collected clothes worth N81,000 from the same shop and refused to pay, and that attempts to contact him were futile.
Murtala Ibrahim, the Magistrate, ordered the suspect’s remand in the Minna Correctional Centre and adjourned the case until September 28.