Lagos - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned an undergraduate for seeking employment using forged documents purportedly from the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Obiejogo Raymond Azuka appeared before Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Gwagwalada, Abuja on a six count charge bordering on forgery.
Obiejigo, a Higher National Diploma holder from Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra allegedly forged a reference letter purportedly from Okonjo-Iweala alongside his curriculum vitae requesting for employment into the EFCC, TertiaryEducation Trust Fund, and Nigerian Security Printing and Minting.
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The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
In view of his plea, counsel to EFCC, Halidu Mohammed urged the court to fix a date to commence trial and also to remand the accused in prison custody.
However, the defence counsel, through a formal application asked the court to admit the accused to bail.
Mohammed opposed the bail request.
Justice Idris has adjourned the case to June 2for hearing of the bail application and commencement of trial and ordered the accused to be remanded in Kuje Prison.
- CAJ News