Former Vanguard accountant Bhadmus Abiodun sentenced to 14 years for stealing and forgery

hadmus Abiodun, bag 14yrs jail term

The Vanguard Newspaper former Chief Accountant, Bhadmus Abiodun,has been sentenced to 14-years in prison by Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of an Ikeja High Court for forgery and stealing N3.1million.

Bhadmus Abiodun and Samuel Ogbole, the Vanguard Media Representative for Onitsha who were convicted of an eight-count charge of conspiracy. Two of the charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are stealing and forgery.

Two of the charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are stealing and forgery.

Ogbole, however, absconded when bail was granted to the duo by the court after their arraignment and still remains at large.
According to the EFCC prosecutor, Mr Abba Mohammed, Abiodun committed the offences alongside Ogbole between Jan. 9, 2006 and Jan. 4, 2008.

“The convict and his accomplice on various dates illegally converted the sum of N400, 000, N2.5million and N120, 000 belonging to the complainant.

“The convict and his accomplice on various dates illegally converted the sum of N400, 000, N2.5million and N120, 000 belonging to the complainant.

“On January 16, 2007 the duo conspired to and forged a Wema Bank deposit slip with No. 7125699 purporting to be the value of N225, 165.

“On May 30, 2007, the men conspired to and forge a Wema Bank deposit slip with No. 3270712 purporting to be the value of N256, 850.

“The offences violated Sections 390 (7), 467 (2)(i) and 516 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State 2003,” Mohammed said.

Source: TodayNG

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