EFCC Arraigns Former Operative For Forging University Degree

efcc-chairman-ibrahim-lamorde1-360222345The bubble burst for a former operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Femi Ajibade, as his former employers arraigned him for allegedly forging his university degree.

A statement by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said that the former operative of the anti-graft agency was docked before Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the FCT High Court, Abuja on a two count charge bordering on forgery.

The EFCC spokesperson explained that the accused allegedly forged a Bachelor of Science Degree Certificate of the University of Ilorin which he used to secure employment into the commission.

He said that the forgery was discovered by the EFCC during a certificate verification exercise considered a standard procedure for the regularization of the employment of newly recruited personnel.

However, Uwujaren said that the accused pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.

Ajibade is being accused of producing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and Mineral Sciences of the University of Ilorin, with a Second Class Honours Upper Division.

The certificate with 004675, dated 24th November, 2004 was purportedly signed by the Vice Chancellor and the Registrar of the university, which purportedly awarded him with the degree.