Job seeker convicted for forging Okonjo-Iweala’s signature

An FCT High Court, Nyanya on Wednesday convicted a job seeker, Raymond Azuka, for forging the signature of former finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on May 19, 2015, filed six counts bordering on forgery against the defendant.

It said Obiejigo, a Higher National Diploma holder from Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra allegedly forged a reference letter purportedly from the Okonjo-Iweala alongside his curriculum vitae requesting for employment into the commission and Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company.

In convicting Azuka, Justice Baba Idris, fixed December 7 for sentencing.

The judge convicted Azuka of two out of the six Baba counts.

He held that the confessional statements by the defendant contained the evidence where he admitted forging the reference letter purported to have been signed by Okonjo-Iweala.

Baba held that the admittance was the best evidence and in this instance, the defendant admitted forging the reference letters and EFCC provided graphic evidence of that too.

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