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Man Jailed For Seven Years For Defrauding Diamond Bank

Sometime in 2018, a man identified as Tunde Martins allegedly defraude Diamond Bank PLC of N30m with a forged certificated of occupancy and refused to pay back.

His journey of prosecution began after he was arraigned alongside his company, Centre Global Limited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) in 2018 on a three-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretense, forgery and use of false documents to which he pleaded not guilty.

However, Justice Josephine Oyefeso of the Federal High Court has sentenced him to seven year in imprisonement.

Prosecution counsel, Anita Imo, in the course of his trial tendered several documents and exhibits and called five witnesses to prove the guilt of the convict.

On September 23, 2020, Justice Oyefeso found him guilty of the offence, but deferred ruling to Monday, September 28, 2020.

Delivering her judgement today, Justice Oyefeso sentenced him to seven years imprisonment without an option of fine.

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