Justice Kehinde Ogundare of the Federal High Court in Lagos State has granted businessman and socialite, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, ₦10m bail with two sureties in like sum.

The celebrity barman pleaded not guilty to tampering and abusing the naira during his trial.

Naira Abuse: Commotion As Court Grants Cubana Chief Priest Bail Weeks After Jailing Bobrisky
Cubana Chief Priest

Cubana Chief Priest was arraigned before Justice Kehinde Ogundare on three counts bordering on abuse of naira by allegedly spraying and tampering with the naira at a social event, contrary to the provisions of the Central Bank Act of 2007.

He was alleged to have sprayed the naira on February 13, 2024 at Eko Hotel.

The Drama

Cubana Chief Priest was said to have also committed the offences while dancing during a social event.

He was said to have tampered with funds in the denomination of ₦500 notes issued by the CBN by spraying the same for two hours.


News of his bail has gotten tongues wagging as Nigerians air their various opinions.

The reason for this drama is no secret.

You see, it was just days ago that popular cross dresser, Idris Okuneye, also known as Bobrisky, was handed a six-month jail term.

This had left Nigerians on the lookout for the next victim, as a handful of celebrities are guilty of the crime Bob was convicted for.


Cubana Chief Priest Pleads Not Guilty

When reports detailing how Cubana Chief Priest was arrested emerged, Nigerians thought for a moment that indeed the EFCC was all out to fight against the abuse of Naira.

However, after pleading not guilty, the celebrity barman was granted bail,


Apart from the numerous reactions that have trailed this decision by the court, they are also numerous questions begging for answers.

Nigerians are confused. How on earth could Cubana Chief Priest be granted bail while Bobrisky was sent to jail.

There Is More

In fact, at this point, many are beginning to think that there is more to this than meets the eyes.

Could it be because of Bobrisky’s transgender status, or is it because he pleaded guilty?

On the other hand, others are beginning to think that the fault could be from his (Bobrisky) legal team.

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Meanwhile, there are people who are certain that Chief Priest must have used his money and connections.

This has also stirred some questions, like, can the judiciary be manipulated with money?

These and many more questions are begging for answers, as Nigerians are once again forced to keep an eye on the judiciary after the general elections’ decisions.


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