Suspect Fakes Own Death Certificate To Evade Investigation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused one Ajari Oghenekewe, of presenting a fake death certificate in order to evade investigation.

Oghenekewe appeared before a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, as he was arraigned on three(3) counts bordering on presentation of fake death certificate to the EFCC while being investigated, and attempt to defraud.

Prosecutor Usman Muritala, while addressing the court explained that the defendant, Oghenekewe, through another Felix Iyekute, presented the said fake death certificate to the EFCC Zonal office in Ibadan during investigation.

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Oghenekewe also forged the identity card of Mlkano International Limited while using the name “Emefiele Smart”, which he presented to Fidelity bank, Osun, Ile-ife Branch, with the intention to defraud.

The offences committed were said to be punishable and contrary to Section (1) (2) (c) of Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap, M 17 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Oghenekewe pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Presiding over the judgement, Justice Emmanuel Ayoola told the defence counsel to file a formal bail application.

The case was adjourned till November 18, for ruling on bail application.

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