Criminal Law

Woman bags one year jail term over forgery of surety identity

A woman, Odutola Sherifat Oyinkansola  who claimed to be a level 14 civil servant has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for forgery and impersonation by an Ikeja Special Offences Court.

Odutola ran into trouble with the law in her attempt to stand surety for a suspect in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). She forged documents claiming to be a level 14 civil servant.

She had pleaded guilty to the nine count information dated 26th of April 2021 before the court upon arraignment

Justice Sherifat Solebo while delivering her judgment, sentenced the defendant to a one year prison term

Prosecuting counsel for the commission S.O Daji informed the honorable court that the defendant forged a document purporting herself to be one Rasaki Wasiu Adeyiga a level fourteen civil servant working at Massey Street Children’s Hospital while she was just a level 07 civil servant

According to the charge sheet, “Odutola Sherifat Oyinkansola on about the 29th day of March 2021, at Lagos within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court forged a document titled “Letter of Introduction Miss. Odutola Sherifat Oyinkansola – Principal Data Proc. Officer GL: 14 with Reference number MSCH/112/VOL.II/302 purportedly issued by Massey Street Children’s Hospital which you submitted to the officers of Economic and Financial Crime Commission to secure the ball of one Rasaki Wasiu Adeyiga”.

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