Suspect fakes own death certificate while undergoing investigation

Ajari Oghenekewe accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of presenting a fake death certificate to evade investigation , on Tuesday appeared before a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo , Osun State.

The defendant was arraigned on three counts bordering on attempt to defraud and presentation of fake death certificate to EFCC while being investigated.

The prosecutor , Usman Muritala, while addressing the court, explained that the defendant through one Felix Iyekute presented fake death certificate to the EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office , while undergoing investigation .

Muritala also said the defendant forged the identity card of Mikano International Limited , using the name , Emefiele Smart , which he presented to Fidelity Bank, Ile Ife branch , with the intention to defraud .

The offences committed were said to be contrary to and punishable under Section 1 (2 ) (c ) of Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap . M 17 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed against him , while his counsel , M . O . Benson , prayed the court to commit his client to bail.

In his ruling , Justice Emmanuel Ayoola told the defence counsel to file a formal bail application.

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He also ordered that the defendant be allowed to enjoy administrative bail granted him by the EFCC.

Ayoola subsequently adjourned the matter till November 18 for ruling on bail application.

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