The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has arraigned one Ogunbanwo Oladele Olayinka before the State High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State for forgery.
He was brought before Justice M.L. Owolabi, on a five-count charge for allegedly forging an appointment letter of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), in which he was offered appointment as Assistant Executive Officer on GL06 Step 1. The offence contravenes Section 456 of the Criminal Code Act Cap C38 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004.
The accused was alleged to have fraudulently used the forged employment letter of NIMC to enroll on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), and had received salaries from May, 2013 to August, 2015.
Ogunbanwo was also charged for making false statement, an offence contrary to Section 25(1)(a) and punishable under Section 25(1) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.
The charge in part reads; “That you Ogunbanwo Oladele Olayinka on or about the month of September, 2004 at Ibadan Oyo State, knowingly forged the letter of appointment of National Identity Management Commission dated 15th September, 2004 with reference number NIMC/1168S. Wherein you were purportedly offered appointment as an Assistant Chief Executive Officer on S/GL06/1 and signed for one A.A. Ologundudu.”
The accused who had been on administrative bail pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against him.
Justice Owolabi, granted him bail upholding the prevailing bail conditions and adjourned the matter to 9th May, 2019, for adoption of written addresses.