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Three Men Allegedly Forge Ekiti Poly’s Registrar’s Signature

The Ekiti State Police Command has arraigned three men before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over alleged forgery.

The suspects, Onibonoje Timileyin(27), Bello Tumise (16) and Ahmed Olasunkanmi (29), appeared in court on Thursday.

The defendants allegedly committed the offence on May 11 at about 08:00 am at Federal Polytechnic Satellite Campus in Ado-Ekiti.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olubunmi Bamidele, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N50,000 with one surety each in like sum.

She adjourned the case till June 22 for hearing.

Earlier, the police prosecutor, Insp Olumide Bamigbade, told the court that the defendants conspired among themselves and forged an identity card with the signature of the Registrar, Federal Polytechnic Satellite Campus, Ado-Ekiti.

He said the offence contravened Section 374 of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State 2021.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them.

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Counsel to the first and third defendants, Mr Gbenga Ariyibi and the second defendant, Mr Ade Ademola, both urged the court to grant the defendants bail, with a promise that they would not jump bail.

In another news, an Area Court in Jos on Thursday sentenced Zakaria Bala, 24, to three months imprisonment for criminal intimidation.

The Judge, Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of criminal intimidation and begged the court for leniency.

The Judge, however, gave the convict an option of N20,000 fine.

Earlier, the police prosecutor, Insp Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that on April 20, a police patrol of “C” division police station Jos, during patrol, arrested the accused.

He said that the police patrol team was on patrol at about 4:30 pm, and arrested the convict for criminally intimidating Ali and the people of filling Sukuwa.

Gokwat said that during a police investigation, the convict confessed to having committed the crime.

The police prosecutor said the offence contravened the Plateau State Penal Code.

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