Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Man Acting as Surety Busted After Presenting Forged Document in Lagos Court

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced a man, Ibikunle Olusakin, to seven years imprisonment for presenting forged documents to the court when he acted as surety for a suspect, The Nation reports.
He was a surety for Emmanuel Nweke, who was charged with unlawful importation and possession of prohibited firearms.
The police said Nweke jumped bail.
When the police went after his surety, it was discovered that all documents he presented were forged and he was nowhere to be found.
Justice Mohammed Idris found him guilty of making a false statement, forgery and perversion of justice.
Olusakin presented several forged documents such as University of Lagos (UNILAG) degree certificate dated March 3,1982,  National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate with no. A815994, dated September 4, 1983 and a Lagos State Government Confirmation of Appointment letter dated October 16, 1989.
He also presented a Lagos State Government offer of appointment as Primary Class Teacher dated August 12, 1985; Lagos State Government Educational District II letter dated April 4, 2011 and Lagos State Government Staff Identify Card.
The prosecutor, Inspector Goddy Osuyi, of the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti-Yaba, said Olusakin committed an offence that contravened sections 516, 467, 117, 126, 145, and 179 of the Criminal Code Act.
The defendant first pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned last year, but later changed his plea to guilty.
Osuyi said the convict also made false statement on oath regarding his real names, address, annual income, occupation, place of work and relationship with Nweke.
Justice Idris sentenced him to seven, three and seven years respectively in count one, two and three.
The sentence is to run concurrently.

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