ICPC arraigns NSCDC official over fake certificate
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 9, 2023
An officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Niger State Command, Anthony Damisa, was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission for alleged forgery and making of false statement.
Damisa was docked before Justice M. E. Anenih of the Federal Capital Territory High Court 3 sitting in Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The spokesperson for the ICPC, Mrs Azuka Ogugua revealed this on Thursday, noting that the iCPC is alleging that the accused person used a forged Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from Enugu State University of Science and Technology as well as a forged National Diploma Certificate in eral Agriculture from the College of Agriculture, Yandev, Benue State to seek higher placement in the NSCDC.
Ogugua further noted that when the charges were read to him, the accused person entered a “not guilty” plea, and his counsel Ibrahim Alhassan thereafter raised a bail application on behalf of his client which was not opposed by the prosecution counsel, Ebiye Oglafa.
The spokesperson for the ICPC added that the accused person was then admitted to bail in the sum of N2million, noting that the matter was adjourned to April 4, 2023 for commencement of hearing.