Woman in court for alleged certificate forgery

Woman in court for alleged certificate forgery

A 38-year-old woman, Fatimah Kadri, who allegedly forged a Higher National Diploma (HND) result of Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) to seek employment, was on Tuesday arraigned at a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja.


Kadri, whose address was not provided, is facing one count charge of forgery.


She, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.


The Police Prosecutor, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in June 2018 at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos.


He alleged that Kadri, who was then an undergraduate of Nigeria Institute of Journalism, forged the HND statement of result


“Kadri forged the result to secure a job in Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy when she was an undergraduate at NIJ,” he said.


Emuerhi said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 365 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.‎


Section 365 stipulates a three-year jail term for offenders. ‎


Chief Magistrate J. A. Adegun granted Kadri bail in the sum of N100,000, with one surety in like sum.


Adegun adjourned the case until Sept. 25 for mention.

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