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Top Immigration Officer, Imam Arrested For Certificate Fraud –

Top Immigration Officer, Imam Arrested For Certificate Fraud

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A retired Chief Superintendent of Nigeria Immigration Service, Imam Aminu, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission for alleged forgery of academic certificates.

The Commission, in a four-count brought before Justice A.O. Abong of the Federal Capital Territory High Court 18, sitting in Gwagwalada, Abuja, said that the accused forged a National Diploma Certificate in Public Administration from the Kaduna State Polytechnic and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the University of Calabar.

ICPC counsel, Mashkur Salisu informed the court how the defendant used the forged certificates to enlist into NIS as well as advanced his career to the rank of a Chief Superintendent.

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Imam Arrested For Certificate Fraud

Imam Arrested For Certificate Fraud

The ICPC in charge No: CR/821/2021 told the court that the former immigration officer’s action was contrary to Section 364 of the Penal Code, and if he is found guilty, he shall be liable to a prison term of not less than 14 years.

When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.

A statement on Tuesday by the ICPC spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, said that the prosecution counsel asked for a date for hearing and for the accused to be remanded in Kuje prison pending hearing.

Counsel to the defendant, however, moved a bail application in favour of the accused.

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The statement said, “The trial court granted Mr Aminu bail in the sum of N500,000 and a surety in like sum, who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court. He was also ordered to deposit his travel documents at the court’s registry.”

The case was adjourned till November 9 for commencement of trial.

Imam Arrested For Certificate Fraud

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