The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned those fond of “spraying” money during parties to desist or risk being arrested on the spot.
Isaac Okorafor, spokesman of the CBN, stated this after a meeting of the Bankers Committee in Lagos, on Thursday, noting that mobile courts would be deployed to try those found culpable.
According to The Nation, the CBN spokeman also said there would be collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force and the Ministry of Justice to address the issue.
His words: “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 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.”