The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday convicted and sentenced the Managing Director, Dogab Oil Limited, Abubakar Shuaib Dogara to ten years imprisonment for forgery and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of Five Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira. The Judge, Justice U. N. Agomoh in his ruling, gave the convict no option of fine.
The convict was arraigned on 18 March, 2013 on an 11-count amended charge bordering on forgery and obtaining money by false pretence, brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). The convict, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and the matter went into full trial.
The convict had earlier paid Two Million Naira (N2, 000,000.00) to the victim. The judge also ordered the restitution of the remaining balance of the money to the victim, within one year from the day of conviction.