Two men who were desperate to travel to India with fake documents have been arrested and as well arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in an FCT High Court sitting in Jabi, Abuja for forgery of documents.
The arraigned, Mohammed Abdulrasaq and Haruna Isyaku were brought before Hon. Justice D. Z. Sanchi of the High Court in Abuja on a three-count charge bordering on forgery and conspiracy respectively.
ICPC Counsel identified as Ngozi Onwuka, informed the court that the 1st accused person Abdulrasaq allegedly submitted a fake Unity Bank reference letter to the High Commission of India, Abuja, with the intent to mislead the Indian Consular into issuing him a student visa which is contrary to and punishable under Section 17 (c) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.
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Furthermore, the court also heard that the 2nd accused person identified as Isyaku allegedly submitted a visa application which had in it false date of birth to the Indian Consular in Abuja in order to facilitate the procurement of an Indian travel visa thereby contravening Section 17 (c) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.
Meanwhile, it was recorded that the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to them and were granted bail on self-recognition by the judge.
Finally, the judge adjourned the case to June 26, 2019 for hearing.