Man convincted for forging Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala’s signature


An FCT High Court, Nyanya on Wednesday convicted a job seeker , Raymond Azuka for forging  the signature of former finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala.

NAN reports that on May 19, 2015,  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) filed six counts bordering on  forgery.

The EFCC said that Obiejigo, a Higher National Diploma holder from Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra allegedly forged a reference letter purportedly from the Okonjo-Iweala alongside his curriculum vitae requesting for employment into the commission and Nigerian Security Printing and Minting, NSPM.

In convicting Azuka, Justice Baba Idris, fixed Dec. 7,  for sentencing.

Baba held that out of the six counst, the court convicted Azuka on two counts.

He held that the confessional statements by the defendant, contained the evidence where the defendant admitted forging the reference letter purported to have been signed by Okonjo- Iweala..

Baba held that the admittance was the best evidence and in this instance, the defendant admitted forging the reference letters and EFCC provided graphic evidence of that too.



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