Police prosecutor Abdullahi Adamu told a Wuse Zone 6 Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, that on May 4, Musa Abdul, a chief security officer attached to MainStreet Bank Plc at Sheraton Hotel, reported the matter to Wuse Police Station.
Adamu said the security officer caught the accused, and one Ugo, while they were attempting to cash a forged cheque, from account No. 11244115, at the bank.
According to the prosecutor, the account belongs to Najico Iron and Steel Ltd, Pantaka, Kaduna.
He said that during investigation, it was discovered that on July 7, 2011, the accused committed a similar offence by defrauding the same bank of a total of N1.92 million at four different branches.
Adamu listed the branches as Mpape branch, Area 3 (Garki) branch, Sheraton Hotel branch, and Suleja branch.
He said the offence was joint act as well as attempt to commit an offence of theft, contrary to Section 79 and 95 of the Penal Code.
The accused pleaded guilty, saying that it was his late friend, David Charles, who sent him to cash the cheque and that he did not know that it was forged.
Delivering judgement, Senior Magistrates Vera Tomtukura said the accused had not shown any reason why he should not be convicted, and sentenced him to six months imprisonment without an option of fine. (NAN)