An Adamawa state High Court sitting in Yola, has sentenced a former Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Teachers in Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa state, Mr. Japhet Dadiye to two years in prison over N3.8million scam. Dadiye was sentenced by Justice Audu Lagre for defrauding a new generation bank to the tune of N3, 848,678 (three million, eight hundred and forty-eight thousand, six hundred and seventy-eight naira).
Dadiye was arraigned by the EFCC on June 23rd, 2011 on a one count charge of criminal breach of trust. He was alleged to have diverted and converted to personal use the sum of N3, 848,678, being part of a loan obtained by the NUT for the purpose of cooperative and welfare needs of the union.
Justice Lagre in his judgment, held that, having perused and weighed all testimonies, arguments and pleas by the prosecuting and defence counsel, came to the conclusion that the Dadiye was guilty as charged. He therefore sentenced him to two years imprisonment without an option of fine. In addition, he was asked to pay the sum of N10, 000(ten thousand naira) to the court.
Media & Publicity Unit
12th March, 2012.