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|‘Don’ Jailed Four Years For Certificate Forgery by Kennyblues(m): 12:15pm On May 04, 2011|
‘Don’ jailed four years for certificate forgery
By Augustine Tsenzenghul 12 hours 8 minutes ago
Fwelve 12 years, he paraded fake credentials with which he got a job at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi.
Yesterday, the law caught up with Daniel Ishola Owoademi, 51. He was jailed four years for certificate forgery.
Chief Magistrate Isa Mohammed, sitting in Bauchi, said the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
Police Prosecutor Inspector Iliya Bitrus, told the court: “The Chief Security Officer of the university, Mallam Garkuwa Ilimi, reported to the Police, on behalf of the university management, that the Governing Council had discovered that Owoademi, a lecturer, possessed fake credentials.
“The credentials include four testimonials, a Higher National Diploma (HND) certificate, all of them from the Institution of Modelling in the United States of America, and one of the certificates is a B.Sc, which he claimed to have been issued by a university in Canada and with which he secured employment with the university and has since April 4, 1999, been an employee of the university.”
Bitrus added: “The suspect admitted before the Governing Council of the university that the said credentials are fake and that he forged them. More so, he could not give satisfactory account of how he came about the credentials.”
The offence is contrary to Sections 363; 364 and 321 of the Penal Code.
Owoademi admitted he was guilty of the offenses as charged, describing his act as “the devil work”.
He pleaded for leniency.
His counsel, D.T. Bukar, said it was “the first time Owoademi was involved in something like this”, praying the court to temper justice with mercy.
He said Owoademi was a pastor who presided over a church and has a family.
“Over and above that, he has shown remorse by accepting the charges against him without taking the court through any pains,” Bukar said.
Delivering judgment, Mohammed overruled the counsel’s pleas and sentenced the accused to one year imprisonment on the first count with an option of N10,000 fine.
On the second count, the Chief Magistrate sentenced Owoademi to a year imprisonment with an option of N20,000 fine.
On the third count, the convict was jailed for two years with an option of N30,000 fine.
|Re: ‘Don’ Jailed Four Years For Certificate Forgery by efisher(m): 12:26pm On May 04, 2011|
That is damn too lenient! A lot is wrong with our legal system. That's how Lucky Igbinedion was allowed to go free after paying some chicken change.
|Re: ‘Don’ Jailed Four Years For Certificate Forgery by Jarus(m): 12:35pm On May 04, 2011|
How about the students he has miseducated for 12 years?
|Re: ‘Don’ Jailed Four Years For Certificate Forgery by vanitty: 12:46pm On May 04, 2011|
I could just imagine him saying "ise esu ni"" LMAO
|Re: ‘Don’ Jailed Four Years For Certificate Forgery by apoti(m): 1:15pm On May 04, 2011|
I wonder what these
|Re: ‘Don’ Jailed Four Years For Certificate Forgery by texazzpete(m): 1:34pm On May 04, 2011|
You mean like the person posting a 'crime' story in the 'Politics' section?
Or like the 'Politics' section moderator (who really should know better) abetting the lawlessness by commenting?
|Re: ‘Don’ Jailed Four Years For Certificate Forgery by otokx(m): 1:50pm On May 04, 2011|
The guy pays 60000 and walks Scot free.
|Re: ‘Don’ Jailed Four Years For Certificate Forgery by Rhino.5dm: 2:36pm On May 04, 2011|
I personally know this fraud. Thank God!
Believe me this man can't even slove
heat equation. He was claiming alot of
stuff like US this, Canada that, Russia
blah blah. . . When we came in to help
the students at ATBU, we were accuse of
witch hunting a pastor by the christain
comminuty. He is not alone in the crime
Engr. Jerry Edbo. The deen school of
Engineering should also be investigated.
Engr. Aje Tokan is also a fraud.
|Re: ‘Don’ Jailed Four Years For Certificate Forgery by Jarus(m): 2:39pm On May 04, 2011|
texazzpete:Oh, that was not nice!
Thread moved to right section.
|Re: ‘Don’ Jailed Four Years For Certificate Forgery by Kennyblues(m): 4:48pm On May 05, 2011|
If there is anything I have learnt on NL is to ignore dimwit like him ( texazzpete ) and mind you I enjoy posting mainly on politics section, so go get a life
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