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Church accountant jailed for theft

Publish date: 20 January 2020
Issue Number: 856
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Nigeria

A Nigerian church accountant has been sentenced to 18 years in prison over the theft of $43 000 in donations. Ibrahim Aku, of the Church of Brethren in Adamawa State, who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, pleaded guilty to six counts that included forgery and obtaining money by false pretences. Vanguard reports that he was sentenced to three years for each count. The court heard that the accountant was expected to deposit the donations but he forged bank documents and did not credit the church's account.

Full report in The Vanguard