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Ex-NABDA staff bags 9 years imprisonment for fraud


A Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, has sentenced one Dr. Louis Obinne, a dismissed staff of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Abuja, to nine years imprisonment for defrauding a woman and issuing her a dud cheque.

Obinne, convicted of fraud by Honourable Justice O.A. Ipaye, was charged to court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The convict had earlier been arraigned in 2012 before Justice Ipaye for tricking his victim into parting with the sum of two million, five hundred thousand naira (N2,500,000) with the promise that he would help her process a contract with NABDA worth sixty million naira (N60,000,000), as well as issuing a cheque of fifteen million naira (N15,000,000) to her, knowing that there was no money in his account.


The Commission charged the former NABDA staff for what it referred to as fraudulent receipt of property, obtaining by false pretence and issuance of a dud cheque.

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