CBN Staff Arrested For Stealing Specimen Naira Notes And Depositing Them In His Account

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EFCC, on Thursday, May 19, 2016, arraigned Vatsama Danladi before Justice M. M. Kolo of the FCF High Court, Abuja, on a 4-count charge bordering on theft, illegal possession and use of specimen naira currency notes.

Danladi, a security guard with Kings Guard Security attached to Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, ran into legal trouble when a bank found 299 pieces of N1000 notes marked “specimen” amounting to N299k during a process of cash count sometime in January.



On investigation, it was discovered that Danladi deposited the notes into his account through ATM deposit machines. Further investigations revealed that he also deposited another trenches of the notes into his account in another new generation bank via the bank’s ATM deposit machine.

When the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty and Justice Kolo granted him bail in the sum of N2m with one surety in like sum.

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