26 recruits undergoing training at the Police College, Kaduna were arraigned for certificate forgery before Chief Magistrate Nasiru Idris in Kaduna on Monday..
The names of the recruits which were given as: Habila Ayuba, Shuaibu Simon, Salisu Haruna, Augustine Akwe, Nura Iro, Yusuf Ezekiel, Daniel Yakubu, Ibrahim Bello, Saratu Oguba, Idris Muhammed, Isah Ibrahim, Sabo Abubakar, John Emmanuel, Tanimu Danwawo, Musbahu Garba, Musa Sani, Isyaku Ayuba and Yakubu Sani.
Kata Ibrahim, Alfa Gabriel, Ubangida Adamu, Abdulkareem Bala, Amah Yarima, Muktar Ado and Ibrahim Salihu, were arrested during screening
The accused persons were arraigned for criminal conspiracy, forgery and impersonation.
|The Acting IG of Police|
The police prosecutor, Usman Simeon said that the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, on February 13 set up a Special Task force led by Maji Michael to screen the recruits.
He said, “The task force discovered that the affected recruits used forged certificates and also impersonated owners of certain results.”
The prosecutor claimed that the task force also discovered that the accused forged primary school leaving certificates, SSCE/NECO and NCE, while others used other persons’ credentials to join the force.
All the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges and they were granted bail in liberal terms.
At the time of filing this report it could not be ascertained whether the Police would also prosecute actual owners of some of the results/certificates used by of the accused
If these persons had found their way into the police force undetected, one could only imagine the the extent of incompetence they would exhibit on duty.