74-YR OLD ARRESTED IN EKITI FOR FORGING SGF, INTERIOR MINISTRY DOCUMENTS TO DUPE

biodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti The police in Ekiti State have arraigned a 74-year-old man, Adejare Agboola, on charges related to alleged forgery of documents of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Interior, and Ekiti State House of Assembly to defraud people. Police Inspector, Johnson Okunade, told the Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court that Agboola, who is facing a charge of forgery and others at large, committed the offence on November 14, 2018, in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. Okunade said, “The defendant and others at large,…

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UNIZK SUSPENDS EMBATTLED LECTURER OVER ALLEGATIONS OF PLAGIARISM, CERTIFICATE FORGERY

Samson Folarin The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, has suspended embattled senior lecturer, Peter Ekemezie, over allegations of certificate forgery, plagiarism, among others. The PUNCH learnt that the decision was taken at the end of the 117th general meeting of the varsity’s governing council. The council, while ordering Ekemezie to hand over all the school property in his possession to his head of department, banned him from visiting the campus. In addition, the certificates of all workers of the institution were to be verified, beginning with the academic staff.…

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ICPC PROBES DELTA REPS MEMBER FOR FORGERY IMPERSONATION

ADELANI ADEPEGBA The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has begun an investigation of the lawmaker representing Delta State in the House of Representatives, Mutu Ebomo, for alleged forgery and impersonation. Ebomo, who has been representing Bomadi/Patani federal constituency in the house since 1999, was said to have presented forged secondary school and university degree certificates for elections at different times. He was also accused of using two different names- Solo Ogoh and Mutu Nicholas Ebomo , to contest elections in 1999 and 2003. The probe of the…

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EFCC DRAGS ABUJA BUSINESSMAN TO COURT OVER DISAPPEARANCE OF 90MILLION NAIRA

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested one Prince Ishola Olatunbosun, for alleged theft, fraud, criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N90, 000,000.00 (Ninety Million Naira). According to a petition by one Mr Charlse Anyaokei, director Viscount Micro-finance Limited, Vancord Bureau-de-Change and Charblecom Concept Limited, filed by his legal team, Inedia Oweazim & Co, he was sometime ago, introduced to the suspect (Olatunbosun), a Chief Executive Officer of Dallas Halimgton Oil Limited with office in Leadway House, Central Business District Abuja, for the purpose…

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EKITI TRADITIONAL RULER CHARGED TO COURT FOR FORGERY

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti—A traditional ruler in Ekiti State, Oba Akin Adeyemo, and one of his chiefs, Samuel Fayigbe, were, yesterday, arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ado-Ekiti over fraud-related allegation. The suspects were accused of offences ranging from conspiracy, stealing, forgery and fraudulent conversion of N2,450,000 belonging to minor chiefs of Odo-Ora Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Chief Fayigbe and Oba Adeyemo were accused of forging the signatures of other chiefs on the Odo Ora-Ekiti’s payment vouchers. Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye admitted Fayigbe to…

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COURT REVOKES FORMER BANK MD’S BAIL, SENDS HIM TO PRISON

An Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos has revoked and remanded a former Managing Director of MainStreet Bank Registrar Limited, Chester Onyeamachi Ukandu who was earlier granted bail on an offence of forgery. Ukandu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on March 19, 2018, on a three-count charge bordering on forgery and impersonation. Ukandu, who was docked alongside one Mr Achi George, was alleged by the EFCC to have forged documents purportedly emanating from the Corporate Affairs Commission (C.A.C.) Justice Olusola Williams, however, revoked Ukandu’s bail following…

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COURT SACKS APC LAWMAKER FOR AGE FALSIFICATION, DIRECTS ANOTHER PARTYMAN TO PICK TICKET

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of a member-elect representing Yola South/Yola North/Girei Federal constituency of Adamawa state, Abdulrauf Modibbo for age falsification. Justice Inyang Ekwo held on Friday that Modibbo, who was declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries, held on October 7, 2018, in Yola, and eventually represented the APC in the 2019 general elections, which he won, was not qualified to contest both elections. Modibbo’s closest rival Mustapha Usman had challenged the victory in a suit, where he alleged…

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84.6MIL FRAUD: ENUGU WONDER BANK, KSLEY OWNER ARRESTED

N84.6m Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fugitive Owner of Enugu Wonder Bank, KSLEY Mega Vision The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu zonal office has arrested Kingsley Amechi Ubenyi, the operator of a defunct Enugu-based Wonder Bank, KSLEY Mega Vision who is standing trial on alleged illegal operation of a financial institution and obtaining the sum N84,600,000 (Eighty Four Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira) from hundreds of his victims. Ubenyi’s arrest on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, followed a bench warrant issued by Justice A.M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Enugu…

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WAEC CERTIFICATE FORGERY: KWARA PDP DENIES BEING BEHIND GOVERNOR-ELECT’S ORDEAL

Tunde Oyekola, Ilorin The Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday said It had no hand in a case filed against the state governor-elect, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, accusing him of allegedly forging his West African Examinations Council’s certificate. The party made its position known in a statement in Ilorin by its state ublicity Secretary, Tunde Ashaolu. It said instead of accusing the PDP of being behind the suit, the All Progressives Congress should advise the governor-elect to defend himself in court. The statement read in part, “Our…

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