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3 men arraigned for allegedly forging Registrar’s signature in Ekiti

Three men were, on Thursday, arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over alleged forgery.

The defendants, Onibonoje Timileyin(27), Bello Tumise (16) and Ahmed Olasunkanmi (29), of unknown addresses, are facing a charge of forgery.

The police prosecutor, Insp Olumide Bamigbade, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on May 11 at about 08:00 am at Federal Polytechnic Satellite Campus in Ado-Ekiti.

Bamigbade alleged that the defendants conspired among themselves and forged an identity card with the signature of the Registrar, Federal Polytechnic Satellite Campus, Ado-Ekiti.

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He said the offence contravened Section 374 of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State 2021.

He urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him to study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them.

Counsel to the first and third defendants, Mr Gbenga Ariyibi and the second defendant, Mr Ade Ademola, both urged the court to grant the defendants bail, with a promise that they would not jump bail.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olubunmi Bamidele, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N50,000 with one surety each in like sum.

She adjourned the case till June 22 for hearing.

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