74-year-old man allegedly forges SGF, Assembly papers in Ekiti

A 74-year-old man, Adejare Agboola was arraigned by Ekiti State Police Command for allegedly forging documents of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Interior and Ekiti State House of Assembly.

According to Punch reports, Police Inspector, Insp. Johnson Okunade told an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court on Thursday that Agboola, who is facing a charge of forgery and others at large, committed the offence on November 14, 2018 in Ado-Ekiti.

Okunade alleged, “The defendant and others at large, forged a document claiming to have originated from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and presented it to Ekiti State Government to assist and generate fund for the state, knowing fully that the document was fake.

“The defendant and others at large, on May 16, 2017 in Ado-Ekiti, also forged a document claiming to have originated from the Ekiti State House of Assembly and presented it to Ekiti State Government to assist and generate fund for the state, knowing fully that the document was fake.

“The defendant and others at large, sometimes in September 2018 in Ado-Ekiti, forged a document claiming to have originated from Federal Ministry of Interior and presented to Ekiti State Government to assist and generate fund for the state, knowing fully that the document was fake”.

The police prosecutor also accused Agboola and others at large of having claimed to be members of the Disaster Rescue Support Agency, which they said was a registered organisation.

According to him, the offences contravened section 465 and punishable under section 467 of the Criminal Code Cap C77 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The prosecutor asked the court for an adjournment to enable him to study the case file and present his witnesses.

Agboola, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

His counsel, Mr Timi Omotosho, urged the court to grant him bail, with a promise that he would not jump bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case until August 30 for hearing.

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