Justice U. N. Agomoh of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 convicted and sentenced Abubakar Shuaib Dogara, Managing Director, Dogab Oil Limited, to ten (10) years imprisonment, without an option of fine for forgery and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N5, 550, 000.00k (Five Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only).
The convict was arraigned on 18 March, 2013 on an 11-count amended charge bordering on forgery and obtaining money by false pretence, brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and the matter went into full trial.
Justice Agumoh found Dogara guilty on all the elevel- count amended charges and consequently convicted and sentenced him to ten years imprisonment on each of the charges without an option of fine. The convict has earlier paid Two Million Naira (N2, 000,000.00) to the victim.
The judge also ordered the restitution of the remaining balance of the money to the victim, within one year from the day of conviction. Dogara’s journey to prison started sometimes in September 2009, when he approached one company (West Energy Limited) for a supply of Bonny Light Crude Oil (BLCO).
The company offered to buy the oil from him and mobilized him to the tune of N5, 550,000.00k (Five Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only). However, Dogara neither supplied the oil nor returned the money to the company.