Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Ogun Court Remands Man Over Alleged Forgery

An Abeokuta Magistrate's Court on Friday remanded a 20-year-old man, Felix Adedeji, for allegedly forging a National Certificate of Education (NCE) statement of result.

The Police Prosecutor, Asp. Augustine Ozimini, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 3 at the Governor's Office at Oke-mosan, Abeokuta.

He said Adedeji presented a forged NCE statement of result which he claimed he obtained from College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, during the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) screening.

"Adedeji was caught during the SUBEB screening with the fake certificate and he was taken to the nearest police station," he said.

According to him, the offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 467 of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun, 2006.

The accused, who was not represented by a counsel, pleaded not guilty to the charge of forgery levelled against him.

In his ruling, Magistrate Idowu Olayinka ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody till Jan. 8, 2013 for further hearing on the matter. (NAN)

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