Man Jailed 7 Years For Defrauding Diamond Bank N30m

Tunde Martins
Tunde Martins, the man who defrauded Diamond Bank

A man identified as Tunde Martins, who defrauded Diamond Bank of N30 million, has been jailed on Monday for 7 years by Justice Josephine Oyefeso of the Lagos State High Court Igbosere, Lagos

The convict had obtained the said sum as a loan from Diamond Bank Plc, with a forged Certificate of Occupancy, C of O, and refused to pay back.

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

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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.

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.

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

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

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