EFCC arraigns man for obtaining death certificate of self

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Ajari Oghenekewe before a Federal High Court for presenting self’s fake death certificate.

The commission’s prosecutor, Muritala Usman told the court that the defendant on February 17, 2020 with intention to deceive the EFCC presented a false certificate to the commission to escape justice, having been under investigation.

He was also said to have presented the fake death certificate through one Iyekute Felix to EFCC’s Ibadan Zonal office, an offence contrary to section 39(2)(a) and punishable under (39)(2)(b) of the criminal law.

Oghenekewe was also accused of forging a Mikano International Limited identity card with the name of one Smart Emefiele and presented it to the staff of Fidelity Bank Ille-Ife with intention to falsely obtain money from the bank.

According to the prosecutor the offence is contrary and punishable under section 1(2)(c) of Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap. M 17 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Oghenekewe pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge on fraud, forgery and cybercrime preferred against him by the commission.

Justice Emmanuel Ayoola ordered that the defendant be allowed to continue with the EFCC’s bail condition while directing his counsel M, O Benson to file a formal bail application.

He adjourned the matter to November 18, 2020 for ruling on bail application

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