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How A 74-Old Man Forged SGF And House Of Assembly Papers To Defraud People In Ekiti by starboy247(: 3:42 pm On Jul 20
According to Punch Metro, 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, forged a document claiming to have originated from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and presented it to Ekiti State Government to assist and generate funds for the state, knowing that the document was fake.
“The defendant and others at large, on May 16, 2017, in Ado-Ekiti, also forged a document claiming that it originated from the Ekiti State House of Assembly and presented it to Ekiti State Government to assist and generate funds for the state, knowing that the document was fake.
“The defendant and others at large, sometime in September 2018 in Ado-Ekiti, forged a document claiming that it originated from the Federal Ministry of Interior and presented it to Ekiti State Government to assist and generate funds for the state, knowing that the document was fake.”
The police prosecutor also accused Agboola and others at large of having claimed to be members of the Disaster Rescue Support Agency, which they said was a registered organisation.
According to him, the offences contravened section 465 and punishable under section 467 of the Criminal Code Cap C77 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.
The prosecutor urged the court for an adjournment to enable him to study the case file and present his witnesses.
Agboola, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
His counsel, Mr Timi Omotosho, urged the court to grant him bail with a promise that he would always be present in court anytime needed.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case until August 30 for hearing.
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