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Forgery: Court Remands Registrar, Banker

Suleja Senior Magistrate Court III has remanded in Federal Correctional Custody a banker, Abdullahi Ismaila and  a court registrar, Aliyu Evuti.

They were arraigned on two separate charges by the men of the A’ Divisional Police Command in Suleja for forging a court affidavit to unsuspecting members of the public in Suleja.

The presiding senior magistrate, Hajiya Halima Alhassan, who gave the order turned down the bail application moved by the banker defense counsel, Barrister Nuhu Edah.

The registrar was separately arraigned on two count charges which bothered on breach of trust by servant and negligent conduct which contravened section 314 and 196 of the Penal Code Law.

While the banker was also separately arraigned on three count charges which bothered on using  a genuine forged document, impersonation and forgery which is punishable under sections 179,321, and 366 of the penal code. law.

According to the charge sheet marked Sul/ Smc/Cr/41/2023, on 23rd October 2023, the “above mentioned case was referred from Chief Magistrate court Suleja for Investigation.”

It read thus, „That on 20th October, 2023, you Abdullahi Ismaila also known as ‘Man of God’ used a forged court affidavit you signed as the commissioner of oath and issued it to one Sunday Bitrus of Zuba, FCT Abuja, who came to a commercial bank to effect correction of his names. During the police investigation, you confessed to the commission of the crime and also said you have used this method to collect money from three different unknown persons.“

They pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them and the prosecutor, Saidu Ibrahim Katakpa objected to the bail of the defendant on the ground that the offence in which the defendant was charge is not ordinarily bailable and requested for the remand of the defendant in the correctional custody.

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