A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday sentenced one Abubakar Shuaib Dogara, Managing Director, Dogab Oil Limited, to 10 years imprisonment for forgery. He was sentenced to jail without an option of fine.
Justice U. N. Agomoh, the presiding judge jailed Dogara for forgery and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N5, 550, 000.00k (Five Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only).
Dogara’s journey to prison started sometime in September 2009, when he approached one company (West Energy Limited) for a supply of Bonny Light Crude Oil (BLCO).
The company offered to buy the oil from him and mobilized him to the tune of N5, 550,000.00k (Five Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only).
However, Dogara neither supplied the oil nor returned the money to the company.
The convict was first arraigned on March 18, 2013 on an eleven-count charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges and the matter went into full trial.
Justice Agumoh found Dogara guilty on all the charges and consequently convicted him.
The judge had earlier ordered the convict to pay two million naira (N2, 000,000.00) to the complainant. He also ruled that the remaining balance be paid to the victim within one year from the day of conviction.