Friday, December 4

Doctor Sues Bank Over Counterfeit Euro Currency

A medical doctor has taken one of the new generation banks to court over the alleged issuance of ‘fake’ currency which was discovered when he attempted to spend same money in Germany.
In a charge sheet number I/134/2017 filed before Justice R.B Akintola of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, Dr. Olutunde Oni, claimed that he was issued counterfeit euro currency sometime in 2015 at one of the branches of the bank in Ibadan as he was about to proceed on the journey. Joined in the suit is a staff of the bank, Mr. Folorunso Abisoye.

Counsel for the claimant, Mr. Ade Fajemiroye, prayed the court to hear the case in default because the defendants failed to file their defence and that the defendants have been served with all the court processes by the court bailiff.
However, the prayers were denied by Justice Akintola, who listed the case for hearing on October 10, 2017.
He said, “Let us serve them on time because you are serving outside the jurisdiction.”
It was gathered that Dr. Oni was arrested in Germany after a pharmacy store alerted security operatives when he (Oni) tendered the ‘fake’ euro in exchange for a good he purchased. He was released after he wrote a statement to prove his innocence.

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