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EFCC staffer faked university degree

19 February 2014, 21:36

Abuja - A former operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has appeared in the High Court in Abuja for allegedly university qualifications to secure employment with the organisation.

Femi Michael Ajibade allegedly forging a Bachelor of Science degree certificate of the University of Ilorin prompting the commission to arraign him on a two-count charge bordering on forgery

The alleged forgery was uncovered in the course of the verification of the qualifications and personal data of staff, a standard procedure in the regularisation of the employment of newly-recruited staff.

One of the counts reads, “That you Ajibade Femi Michael on or about the 25th day of November, 2004 at Abuja in the Abuja Judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory did fraudulently make a document titled University of Ilorin certificate No: 004675 dated 24th November, 2004 and purportedly signed by the Vice-chancellor and the Registrar awarding you a Bachelor of Science (Geology & Mineral Science) with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) with the intention of causing it to be believed that the same was made by University of Ilorin which you knew did not make it and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 364 of the Penal Code Act Cap. 532 Laws of the Federation (Abuja) 1990 Act.”

Justice Olasumbo Olarenwaju Goodluck adjourned the case to March 25 and ordered that the accused be remanded in Kuje Prison.

- CAJ News

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