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Nigerian Job Seeker Arrested for Forging Finance Minister Okonjo-Iweala’s Signature

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Obiejogo Raymond Azuka

A Nigerian job seeker was arraigned at a High Court in Abuja on Tuesday for forging the signature of finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on a phoney letter of recommendation he claimed she had written.

The accused, Obiejogo Raymond Azuka was remanded in Kuje prison before he was arraigned on a six-count charge of forgery, PM News reports.

Obiejigo is a Higher National Diploma holder from Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra.

One of the counts reads:

That you Obiejogo Raymond Azuka on or about the 11th day of August 2014 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, intentionally induced the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to employ you as Account Officer II by presenting a forged reference letter titled “Reference on Obiejogo Raymond Azuka” purportedly made by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala recommending you as a worthy officer fit for employment and which act caused harm to the reputation of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) and that you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320(b) and punishable under section 322 of the Penal Code CAP 532 LFN,1990.

Obiejigo pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The case has been adjourned till June 2, 2015 for hearing of the bail application and commencement of the trial.

Photo Credit: PM News

8 Comments

  1. Nabz

    May 20, 2015 at 11:50 am

    LOL…the irony!

  2. unknown

    May 20, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    and you want to be a crime fighter?

  3. Juwon

    May 20, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    And the Darwin award goes to…

  4. Eyitayo

    May 20, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    na wa o criminal applying to be a crime fighter

  5. me

    May 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Are there jobs available out there? Abegee

  6. Sugar

    May 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Obviously this is not a trial and error case, it must have worked for someone he knew so he decided to try his luck. Everything in Nigeria is man know man, connection, back door things……..If he wasnt caught, this guy would have gotten the job without a blink of an eye.

    • nene

      May 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      gbam. you need connections to get a job in nigeria, it’s sad and pathetic. only few people get jobs the normal way.

  7. bn lover

    May 20, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Abeggy….it is not the guy’s fault. Nigeria don spoil. He needed high connect so he can get the job….it is sad he was caught else my Niggur for the flex

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