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.
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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