A forty years old woman, Rose Okeke has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday for allegedly stealing the original copy of a West African Examinations Council (WAEC) result belonging to Miss Adijat Ajiboye and presented it as hers.
Okeke whose address was not provided allegedly stole the result from the Examinations Council office.
She is facing a three-count charge of stealing, forgery and conspiracy, to which she pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Insp. Evelyn Ehiemua, told the court that the defendant committed the offences with some others still at large on Dec. 3, at the WAEC Office, Ogba in Lagos.
Ehiemua said that the defendant and others who are currently at large stole the original copy of the WAEC result belonging to Miss Adijat Ajiboye and presented it as hers.
Ehiemua said that the offence contravened Sections 287, 365 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The Section 287 prescribes three years’ jail term for stealing, while Section 411 provides two years’ imprisonment for conspiracy.
The magistrate, Mrs O.A. Daudu, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N40,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Daudu ruled that the sureties must be gainfully employed with evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government (LASG).
She adjourned the case until Jan.16, 2020 for mention.
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