A former banker with First City Monument Bank, FCMB, Emeka Okafor, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for forgery and altering of documents to steal N2.5m in a fixed deposit of one Donatus Ogbonna, a customer of the bank.
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But the victim discovered the fraud when he visited the bank to access his investment and was told the convict no longer worked with the bank.He was also told that his investment did not pass through the bank channels and all the documents signed did not emanate from the bank.
Okafor was arraigned on two-count charges bordering on forgery and altering of documents by the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.He pleaded guilty to the two-count charges when they were read to him.In view of his pleas, prosecution counsel, E. Abbiyesuku prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendant as charged.