Former FCMB employee sent to prison after being convicted of this
Felix Diete, a former employee of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB), was sent to prison.
The man was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing N 2,000,000 from funds belonging to a client.
On Monday, he was sentenced to prison by the Yenogoa Federal Supreme Court in Bayelsa State.
In a statement signed Wednesday by the head of the Media and Advertising Commission, Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) Wilson Uvujaren, Dite was prosecuted in January 2017 on three counts.
In September 2016, three FCMB clients filed a complaint against a bank employee who gave him 6 million N to deposit in their accounts, but he only deposited N 4 million and made him disappear from N 2 million.
The statement partly stated: “In January 2017, the convict was sued on three counts bordering on theft, contrary to section 383 and punishable under 390 (6) (b) (8) and 9 of the CAP C -38 Revised (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007 in conjunction with Section 1 (1) (d) of the Bankruptcy (Debt Collection) and Illegal Financial Activity in Banks CAP B3 edition. magazine (Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) 2007.
“One of the three points read: ‘The fact that you, Felix Dite, sometime in September 2016 in Port Harcourt in the judicial branch of this Court of Honor, as an employee of First City Monument Bank, fraudulently stole two million naira ( 2,000,000,000 AD) is owned only by Ukenna Ngozi Godsville, a client of First City Monument Bank, and thus committed an offense contrary to section 383 and punishable under 390 (6) (b) (8) and 9 Criminal of CAP C-38 Revised (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007 in conjunction with Section 1 (1) (d) of the Bankruptcy (Debt Collection) Law and Illegal Financial Practices at a Bank. CAP Law B3 Revised (Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) 2007 “
“The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges. His request prompted Attorney Adebayo Soares to prepare for a four-year trial that led to his conviction.
In his verdict on Monday, Judge Yingang said the prosecution proved his case beyond reasonable doubt on the first count and sentenced Dite to four years in prison. However, the judge dismissed him under paragraphs 2 and 3 on the grounds that he denied having ever seen two other clients come to testify, like pw2 and pw3.
“Dite’s trip to the correctional center began on September 2, 2016, when three FCMB clients complained that they had given the detainee an amount of NAL 6 million to deposit into their account, but only deposited N4 million N and were taken away with N2 million.”