A high court in Enugu State has sentenced an accountant with the Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Emmanuel Sombo to 304 years imprisonment for forgery and stealing of N34.
9 million from the account of the college.
Sombo, who was convicted, last week, by the Court, presided over by Justice Kenneth Okpe, after a long trial, which started in 2010, had pleaded not guilty to the 61-count charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in suit No E/56C/2010.
He was alleged to have on several occasions forged the signatures of principal officers of the institution on promissory notes with which he cashed monies running into N34 million from the college account for his personal use.
The principal officers including the Provost, the Registrar and the Bursar denied signing the cheques with which the accused withdrew the monies.
The EFCC forensic experts, who took samples of the principal officers’ signatures, confirmed that the ones on the cheques used in the transactions were forged.
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