Ex-EFCC operative docked for forgery

Ajibade Femi MichaelA former operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Femi Michael Ajibade was today, February 19, 2014 arraigned before Justice Olasumbo Olarenwaju Goodluck of the FCT High Court, Abuja on a 2-count charge which borders on forgery.
Ajibade who is being prosecuted by his former employer was alleged to have forged a Bachelor of Science degree certificate of the University of Ilorin with which he secured employment into the Commission. The 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 read: “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”.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Upon his plea, counsel to EFCC, Charlotte Dennis urged the court to fix a date for trial.
Justice Goodluck adjourned the case to March 25 and 26, 2014 and ordered that the accused be remanded in Kuje Prison.

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