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Ex-Skye bank manager gets ‘slap on the wrist’ for stealing customer’s N200m



EFCC investigating Skye Bank directors

The EFCC on Thursday secured what could be tagged a ‘slap on the wrist’ conviction for a former branch manager of Skye Bank Plc.

The convict, Tajudeen Yusuf, was prosecuted before Justice Ambrose Alagwa of Federal High Court 1, Jos on 3 counts of forgery.

Tajudeen’s journey of infamy started on May 16, 2013, following a petition from Skye Bank Nigeria Plc, Jos branch, alleging that Yusuf fraudulently collected the sum of N200 million from the bank’s customer, Alhaji Usman Tetengi and issued him with fake deposit certificate.

Tajudeen thereafter allegedly diverted the N200m to his personal use while all efforts to recover the funds proved abortive.

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The convict was arraigned on 19th November, 2014 and he pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

After over two years of prosecution, Justice Ambrose Alagwa sentenced Yusuf to six months imprisonment with an option of fine of N100,000:00 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) on counts two and three.

The sentence is to run concurrently.

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  1. yanju omotodun

    July 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    They brought back the fresh memory of this thief again to me. I have met with him twice then as an undergraduate when I had issue with my Skye bank account not knowing he was a thief. Well cool your head in prison


      July 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      So what is our business with you and him meeting? Common! Don’t comment on everything as long you have no reasonable points

  2. Abeni Adebisi

    July 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Six months imprisonment for a N200m fraud? Ahhhhhhh!!!!! This country is finished!

    • Anita Kingsley

      July 1, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      This case has been going on for over two years, how many years do you now expect the judge to give him?? Six years is very good for him, that’s N200m not $200m

      • Animashaun Ayodeji

        July 1, 2017 at 8:14 pm

        If that’s the he case, that means I can just get myself into N100m fraud and get three month away jail term with N50k fine. They are all very foolish, the judge, EFCC and the stupid thief are all very foolish!

    • seyi jelili

      July 3, 2017 at 2:50 am

      Indeed it is finished but GOD will remedy this country

  3. seyi jelili

    July 3, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Our judiciary is frustrating and to me, that arm of government is dead.

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