Police arraign 33-year-old man for allegedly forging Okonjo-Iweala’s letter

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Police arraign 33-year-old man for allegedly forging Okonjo-Iweala’s letter

- Police have arraigned a 33-year-old man in Abuja court for allegedly forging Okonjo-Iweala’s letter

- The suspect reportedly forged Okonjo-Iweala to gain employment with TETFUND

- He was docked on a six-count charge bordering on forgery

The police on Tuesday, March 13, arraigned one Obiejogo Azuka in a high court, Abuja, for forging a reference letter allegedly made by former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to gain employment.

NAIJ.com gathered that Azuka is accused of using the alleged forged document to secure job with the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company.

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The prosecutor, Halidu Mohammed, told the court that the defendant used similar document to secure another employment with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) after he was dismissed from the security printing company.

Azuka 33, a resident of Destiny Crescent Kubwa, Abuja, was docked on a six-count charge bordering on forgery.

Mohammed said the defendant committed the offence on August 11, 2014, adding that his action had caused harm to the reputation of TETFUND.

He further said the offence contravened Section 320(b) and punishable under Section 322 of the Penal Code CAP 532 LFN, 1990.

Justice Idris Baba has adjourned the case till May 16, for mention. (NAN)

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously that an FCT high court, Maitama, on Tuesday, March 13, ordered the Nigeria Police Force to pay N3 million to one Kingsley Efobi, for violation of his fundamental right to personal liberty.

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Efobi had on May 10, 2017, filed a suit against the police, the inspector-general of police and the commissioner of police, FCT command, for violating his fundamental right.

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