Man in court for alleged certificate forgery

The long arm of the law has caught up with 58-year-old man, Austine Adeusi, for allegedly forging a school certificate.

Adeusi is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and forgery at an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, told the court that the accused and others now at large committed the offence on June 9, 2017, at Okemeji Street Ado-Ekiti at about 10.00 a.m

Okunade said the accused who was the coordinator of a satellite school, Edo State Institute of Technology and Management Study here in Ado-Ekiti conspired together with others now at large and forged a school certificate for Mrs Osalomi Cecilia.

He said the offences contravened Section 516 (A) and 467 of the Criminal Code Cap C16 Vol.1 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000‎, with two sureties in like sum.

He said each surety should pay a fine on N100,000 and that one of the sureties must be a civil servant from level twelve upwards.

The, accused, however pleaded innocence to the charges.

The court has adjourned hearing of the case until February 13 for mention.

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