Lagos Court Sentence Man To 7 Years In Prison For Defrauding Diamond Bank Of N30 Million

September 29, 2020
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Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, has sentenced a fraudster, Tunde Martins, to seven years’ imprisonment for allegedly defrauding Diamond Bank Plc of N30 million.

Lagos Court Sentence Man To 7 Years In Prison For Defrauding Diamond Bank Of N30 Million 1

Martins was sentenced on Monday by Justice Josephine Oyefeso following a petition by the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He eas arraigned alongside his company, Centre Global Limited in 2018 on three counts bordering on obtaining by false pretences, forgery and use of false documents, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The convict had obtained N30 million as a loan from Diamond Bank Plc with a forged certificate of occupancy and refused to pay back.

During Martins’ trial, the prosecution counsel, Anita Imo, tendered several documents as exhibits and called five witnesses.

According to the Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, Justice Oyefeso found Martins guilty of the offences on September 23, 2020, but deferred ruling to Monday, September 28, 2020.

Delivering her judgment, Oyefeso sentenced the convict to seven years’ imprisonment without an option of fine.

She also ordered that his company, Centre Global Limited, be wound up and all the money accrued from it remitted to Diamond Bank Plc.

Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had reported that a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, sentenced a man, Kolade Emmanuel Balogun, to control traffic for three months, having been found guilty of committing Internet fraud.

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