School proprietor sued for forgery

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The operatives of the Police in Osun state on Tuesday dragged a 60-year-old school proprietor, Ahmed Wasiu and two others before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo for alleged forgery.

Others also arraigned with him; Omolara Adams and Toheerat Adeleke, were said to have conspired and forged a basic school certificate.

The police prosecutor, Kayode Adepoju, told the court that the offences were committed at No.1, Diamond Avenue, along New Owode Road Abere, Osogbo on January 25, 2021, when the defendants conspired to forge the result.

Adepoju also said Omolara had tricked Toheerat into paying a sum of N5,000, promising to enrol her for the Basic Education Certificate Education, which she failed to do.

The offences committed were said to have contravened Sections 519(9), 467 and 421 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 2 of Laws of Osun state Nigeria 2002.

The claimants pleaded not guilty to the counts bordering on conspiracy and forgery pressed against them.

Their counsel, Mr Daramola Olalekan, urged the court to admit his clients to bail.

The presiding magistrate, Abayomi Ajala, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N250,000 with one surety each.

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Ajala, however, adjourned the case till 23rd February, 2021.

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