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FRSC official fakes UNIABUJA statement of result, Certificate for promotion –ICPC

*The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) explains to reporters, in Abuja, how Achigili Raph Ogili, a staff of the Federal Road Safety Corps, and two others were arrested for prosecution at an Abuja High Court, for allegedly forging University of Abuja’s statement of result and Certificate for Ogili to get promotion in the Corps

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Nigeria’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has revealed how the anti-corruption regulatory agency arrested Achigili Raph Ogili, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), for allegedly forging a University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) Certificate to get promotion at his place of work.

ConsumerConnect reports the ICPC told news reporters Friday, July 6, 2023, Abuja, FCT, that the University’s Statement of Result and Certificate with Registration Number 2720700176, were reportedly forged in collaboration with certain Mr. Sunday Okpara and his accomplice, Mr. Rasaq Abdulrahaman Dabiri.

Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, Spokesperson of the anti-corruption agency, also noted the three suspects had been charged for alleged conspiracy and falsification of documents which both are punishable under the law.

Ogugua further explained that the suspects were subsequently arraigned before Justice J. E. Obanor of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court 29 sitting in Jabi, Abuja.

According to Ogugua, the FRSC official was also accused of forging a letter confirming the fake statement of result as genuine, purportedly written by the Deputy Registrar (Academics) of the University.

“In a Charge No: CR/321/2023 filed before the trial court, the Commission alleged that the 1st accused person (Ogili) used a forged University of Abuja statement of result with Registration Number 2720700176 to support his application for upgrading in the Corps.

“On the other hand, both the 2nd and 3rd defendants were charged for their complicity in the forged letter confirming the fake statement of result as genuine.

“Their offences are contrary to Sections 96 and 366, and punishable under sections 364 and 368 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Laws of the FCT, Abuja 2006,” the ICPC Spokesperson said.

Speaking further, Ogugua said the accused persons entered a “not guilty” plea when the charges were read to them and their lawyers in three separate motions raised bail applications on their behalf which were not opposed by the prosecution counsel, Dorothy Suleman.

She said the defendants were then admitted to bail in the sum of N500,000 and a surety in like sum who must reside within the jurisdiction of the Court.

Ogugua said the matter was adjourned till 30th and 31st of October 2023 for commencement of hearing.

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