The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) arraigns former NIS officer over alleged certificate fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) arraigns Imam Aminu, a retired Chief Superintendent of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) over an alleged certificate fraud.

The accusation on Aminu is forging a National Diploma Certificate in Public Administration from the Kaduna

State Polytechnic and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the University of Calabar,

his arraignment is on a four charge before Honourable Justice A.O. Abong of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

High Court 18, sitting in Gwagwalada, Abuja. 

ICPC counsel, Mashkur Salisu Esq informed the court of how the defendant had used the aforementioned

forged certificates to enlist into the NIS as well as advance his career to the rank of a Chief Superintendent.

The actions of the former Immigration Officer are contrary to Section 364 of the Penal Code,

and if he is guilty, he shall be liable to a prison term of not less than 14 years.

Imam however pleaded not guilty to the charges. When the prosecution asked for a date for hearing and also to

remand the accused in Kuje prison pending the hearing, Imam’s counsel moved

a bail application in his favor. 

He was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 and a surety in like sum who must reside within the jurisdiction

of the court. He was also ordered to deposit his travel documents at the court’s registry.

Adjourning the case to the 9th of November 2021 for commencement of trial.

By Taiyelolu A

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