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Court Jails Ex-Banker Two Years for N2m Fraud in Enugu

The Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, January 27, 2020, secured the conviction of a former banker, Emeka Anyaegbunam, who was sentenced to two years imprisonment by Justice V. Nwoye of Enugu State High Court, Onitsha, Anambra State on one-count charge of forgery, criminal diversion of funds and obtaining money by false pretence.

Anyaegbunam, who worked with a new generation bank, was arraigned on February 1, 2018 for cashing on the gullibility of a client who asked him as his account officer to acquire a federal government treasury bill to the tune of N2, 000,000 (Two Million Naira) for him, which he never did, but rather forged signatures of some of his senior colleagues and using same to fill the Treasury Bill Certificate of the complainant, and subsequently withdrew monies from the said account.

The convict, investigation revealed, transferred the withdrawn sums from time to time to his personal accounts and that of his children.

In the course of the trial, prosecution counsel, Michael Ani called one witness and tendered several exhibits against Anyaegbunam to support his case.

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