On Monday Justice Josephine Oyefeso of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere has sentenced a fraudster, identified as Tunde Martins, to seven years’ imprisonment for N30m fraud.
Oyefeso had obtained the said sum as a loan from Diamond Bank Plc with a forged certificate of occupancy and refused to pay back.
He was sentenced after he was arraigned alongside his company, Centre Global Limited by the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in 2018 on three counts bordering on obtaining by false pretenses, forgery, and use of false documents, to which he pleaded not guilty.
During his trial, Anita Imo, the prosecution counsel, brought forth several documents as exhibits and called five witnesses.
According to Wilson Uwujaren, the Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Justice Oyefeso found Martins guilty of the offenses on September 23, 2020, but postponed the ruling to Monday, September 28, 2020.
Justice Oyefeso, Delivering her judgment sentenced the convict to seven years’ imprisonment without an option of fine.
Oyefeso also ordered that his company, Centre Global Limited, be folded up and all the money gathered from it be remitted to Diamond Bank Plc.