Court convicts Polish woman, firm over N9m dud cheque

A Polish woman, Dora Gilmaska and her company, Icon Media and Marketing Agency Limited were Thursday convicted for fraud by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Maitama, Abuja.

Justice Abubakar Umar, in a judgment Thursday, found the two guilty of one-count charge of fraud brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This information is contained in a statement issued Thursday by the Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.

'Gilmaska was found guilty of forging and issuing a dud cheque of N9million to one Tayo Olugbemi sometime in 2012.

'She was arraigned on November 7, 2012, and upon arraignment pleaded not guilty to the charge.

'After diligent prosecution, Justice Umar found Gilmaska guilty and she was consequently convicted.

'However, her sentencing has been reserved till October 4, 2016,' Uwujaren said.

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