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Kano court jails two civil servants for forgery

Apr 8, 2022

Two civil servants, Helen Odey and Zainab Musa has been convicted by a Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Dije Aboki, for conspiracy, impersonation and false statements.


The convicts were arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission on three counts bordering on forgery and other ancillary offences.


The civil servants were accused of impersonating one Hussienat Ahmed to secure employment with the Kano State Universal Basic Education Board.


They reportedly used a Federal College of Education Kano statement of result belonging to the said Ahmed, an offence contrary to Section 96(1) (a) and punishable under Section 197 of the Penal Code Law, Cap. 105 Laws of Kano State.


When first arraigned, they both pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them, but ICPC proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and they were found guilty on count one and sentenced them to six months’ imprisonment and the sum of N200,000 fine.


On count two, Justice Aboki found Odey guilty and sentenced her to two years’ imprisonment and N500,000 fine.


Also, on count three, the first defendant was sentenced to one-year imprisonment. All the sentences are to run concurrently.