The Bankers Committee has warned those who “spray” naira notes at parties are at risk of going to jail as mobile courts are to try those bastardising the national currency.
The Bankers Committee made this known in Lagos after its meeting saying the mobile courts would be deployed nationwide to try those mishandling the currency.
Cantral Bank of Nigeria (CBN) spokesman Isaac Okorafor said the police and the Ministry of Justice would be involved in the operation, adding:
“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.
“If you want to give, put the money in an envelope, 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.”