The Central Bank of Nigeria believe that spraying of the Naira note in public is recklessly abusing it. So, it is working with the Law Enforcement Agencies (The Nigerian Police Force), Federal Ministry of Justice to prosecute Naira offenders on the spot, by setting up mobile courts. This law also covers those hawking the naira notes.
This was disclosed to journalists and social media by the Acting Director, Corporate Communication of the CBN, Isaac Okoroafor, three days ago.
CBN spokesman Isaac Okorafor noted:
“If a celebrant is dancing and you spray him/her, you may go to jail from the party venue because the law enforcement agents will be there, waiting to arrest you.
It is the duty of law enforcement agencies to catch offenders and take them to court. Our collaboration with the police will intensify as we move to implement the mobile court for offenders.”
Admonishing Nigerians on how to use cash as gift, Okorafor advised:
“If you want to give, put the money in an envelop, and give it the celebrant. Let’s know that anybody hawking and writing on the naira will face six months in jail or N50,000 or both.”
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