An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Thursday sentenced a 46 – year -old businessman , Chukwuma Hilary, to 10 years imprisonment for specialising in the forgery of certificates .
The Judge , Malam Yahaya Mohammed , however, gave Hilary, a resident of Rantya , in Jos South Local Government , a fine option of N 100 , 000 .
Earlier , the prosecutor , Mr Hadi Modibbo , had told the court that the case was reported on January 4 , at the Plateau office of the State Security Services .
Modibbo said that the accused was arrested, investigated and arraigned after operatives of the SSS found that he had a case to answer .
“ The SSS operatives found that the suspect operates a computer centre where he specialises in forging certificates for people .
“ The operatives also found that Hilary has been into that business for a very long time , ” Modibbo said .
On arraignment , Hilary pleaded guilty to the charge which the prosecutor said contravened Section 345 of the Penal Code .