11 July 2015

Nigeria: Medical Doctor's Impersonator Arraigned

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has arraigned one George Dawari Edward before Justice Peter Kekemeke of the Abuja High Court sitting at Apo, Abuja, for impersonation.

Dawari was arrested on June 5, 2015 on the strength of a petition filed before ICPC, that he allegedly claimed to be a Medical Doctor, demanded the sum of N450,000 from a couple with a promise to procure 5-year visas to the United States for them and members of their family.

The commission said during interrogation, it was discovered that the suspect was neither a medical doctor nor did he work in the National Hospital Abuja as claimed.

In a 9-count charge bordering on forgery, possession of forged documents and impersonation, the prosecuting counsel, Osuobeni Ekoi Akponimisingha of ICPC alleged that the accused person forged United States of America entry visas for himself and three (3) other persons contrary to Section 363 and punishable under Section 364 of the Penal Code Caps.532 Laws of the FCT, Abuja 2006.

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