Kaduna man forges documents to stand surety for fraud suspect, bags 5-year jail term

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its Kaduna Zonal Command has secured the conviction and sentencing of one Ali Sani Yaro before Justice Daruis Khobo of the State High Court Kaduna, on a one count charge of impersonation.

In a Monday statement, the anti-graft commission said that the convict posed as a Grade Level 12 staff of Soba Local Government Area to secure the bail of a suspect under investigation by the EFCC.

The documents presented by the convict were found to be forged in the course of verification by the commission, the EFCC said.

The charge reads, “That you, Ali Sani Yaro sometime in February, 2022 in Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, pretended to be a staff of Soba Local Government Council on Grade Level 12 before Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, when you stood surety to one Charles Fred and in such assumed character and you thereby committed impersonation, an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 142 (1) of the Penal Code Law, 2017 of Kaduna State”.

He pleaded guilty to the charge.

Consequently, the Prosecuting Counsel, Y.J Matiyak, urged the court to convict the defendant accordingly.

Justice Khobo convicted and sentenced the defendant to five years imprisonment.

 

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