Forgery: Police arraign, dock 2 men



The police on Monday arraigned one Sunday Michael, 28, and Ibrahim Garkuwa, 39, before an Upper Area Court, Mpape for allegedly forging a Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria identification card.

Michael, a businessman plying his trade in Niger State and Garkuwa, a Civil Servant, were charged with the joint act, forgery, cheating and criminal breach of trust.

The offence contravened the provisions of sections 79/264 and 312/322 of the Penal Code.

The prosecutor, Mr Onaga Emmanuel, told the court that the case was reported at the Life Camp Police Station sometime in December 2018 by Mr Ghazali Haruna of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Abuja zonal office.

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He said that the defendants collected N40,000 from a nurse Ms Magarete Ujah and produced a forged identification card to her.

Emmanuel said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79/264 and 312/322 of the Penal Code.

After the charge was read to them they pleaded not guilty.

Chief Magistrate Hassan Muhammad, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N200, 000 each

Muhammad ordered the defendants to produce one surety each who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

He adjourned the case until April 3 for hearing.



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