The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), on Monday arraigned two persons, Mr. Animashaun Sadiq Abimbola and Miss Adeniji Olamide Modupeoluwa, for allegedly forging National Diploma Certificate (ND) of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, for the purpose of obtaining a British visa.
The forged documents were said to have been discovered by the verification team of the British High Commission when the defendants presented the documents in an attempt to obtain British visa. The defendants were arraigned before an Ikeja High Court, presided over by Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye, on a 40- count charge offence bordering on conspiracy, forgery, and use of false documents among others.
According to the EFCC prosecutor, Mrs. I. Daramola, the defendants, on September 16, 2015, with intent to defraud, conspired to commit felony by allegedly forging National Diploma (ND) Certificate of Education and statement of examination result of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, Osun State, dated September 7, 2012.
The EFCC also alleged that the defendants, on August 3, 2015, forged a document titled “To whom it may concern”, in order to obtain a United Kingdom visa from British High Commission. Other documents that the defendants were alleged to have forged included a letter titled, “Offer of Provisional Admission into Higher National Diploma Programme for 2014/2015”; student identity card bearing the name of Adeniji Olamide Modupeoluwa purporting them to have been issued by the institution.
The defendants, also allegedly forged a number of letters including a “Letter of Sponsorship” dated August 10, 2015; a letter titled: “Self Introduction Letter/Origin of Funds” dated August 21, 2015; a “Letter of Information” dated August 14, 2015; a “Letter of Introduction/Sponsorship” dated August b17, 2015; a “Board Resolution Letter” dated August 12, 2015; an “Application for Entry Clearance Visa” dated August 19, 2015; forgery of an identity card bearing the name of Sulaiman Monsurat.