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Court Fixes May 18 For Arraignment Of First Bank MD, 2 Others Over Alleged Forgery

The federal government has charged First Bank Plc and two lawyers with alleged forgery and breach of trust before an FCT High Court in Abuja.

The defendants are Frist Bank of Nigeria, the Managing Director of the First Bank of Nigeria and the Branch Manager, Frist Bank of Nigeria, Utako, Abuja. They were charged alongside Barristers Muftau Ande and Dibiaezue Chuks.

They were charged  on offences bordering on a three-counts charges of criminal conspiracy to forge a tripartite legal mortgage of the Whiteplains British School, Abuja, without the consent of the proprietor of the school, Francis Chukwuma Nwufor in 2016.

The alleged offences are contrary to sections 96, 363 and 311 of the Penal Code Law.

When the case was called, prosecution counsel, Ndidi Ezinwa-Ukoha informed the court that the defendants were absent in court.

Subsequently, Justice Jude Onwuegbuzie adjourned till May 18 for the arraignment.

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