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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Buhari's aide reacts after a former bank manager got N100k fine for a N200m fraud

 Buhari's aide reacts after a former bank manager got N100k fine for a N200m fraud


EFCC, on 29th June, 2017 secured the conviction of Tajudeen Yusuf, a former branch manager of Skye Bank, Jos, before Justice Ambrose Alagwa of Federal High Court 1, Jos.


The convict who was prosecuted on a 5-count charge, following a complaint by his employers, allegedly defrauded Alhaji Usman Tetengi, a customer of the bank, to the tune of N200m when he issued him fake deposit certificate and diverted the money to personal use.

The charges are:
Count One: “That you, sometimes between the year 2010 and 2013 in Jos, Plateau state, with intent to defraud, obtained  the sum of N200m under false pretense from one Alhaji Usman Tetengi to be placed as fixed deposit in the bank to yield profit."

Count two: “That you had sometime February, 2011, in Jos, Plateau State, did make a falsify a Deposit Confirmation Advice with intent to be used and acted upon as genuine."

Count Three: “That you had sometime in between August, 2012 and 1st November, 2012 in Jos, Plateau State, knowingly and fraudulently presented a false document to wit: a Deposit Confirmation Advice with intent that it be acted upon as genuine.”

Count four: “That you had sometime February, 2011, in Jos, Plateau State, did make a false document to wit: National Drivers Licence in the name of Alhaji Usman Tetengi purportedly issued on the 17thFebruary, 2011, with intent to be used and acted upon as genuine.”

Count five: “That you had sometime between 2011 and 2013, did knowingly and fraudulently presented a false document to wit: National Drivers Licence in the name of Alhaji Usman Tetengipurportedly issued on the 17th February, 2011, with intent to be used and acted upon as genuine."

In his judgment, Justice Alagwa discharged and acquitted the convict on counts one, four and five but found him guilty on counts two and three and sentenced him to six months imprisonment on each of the counts. He however gave him the option of N100,000 fine.

Presidential aide, Lauretta Onochie, is however not happy with the judgement and has since voiced her opinion on Twitter.



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