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EFCC Arraigns Medical Doctor for Alleged Forgery in Calabar



EFCC Arraigns Medical Doctor for Alleged ForgeryThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, arraigned Dr. Mrs Geraldine Orok Ita before Justice I.E. Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross Rivers State on a nine- count charge bordering on forgery and uttering of documents.

The defendant is alleged to have forged and uttered the signature of Rose Orok Ita, in documents titled “Resolutions” filed at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

One of the counts reads; That you Dr. Mrs Geraldine Orok Ita on or about the 6th day of November, 2014 in Calabar, within the jurisdiction of this court did make a document to Ordinary Resolution of Sharpnet Concepts Limited by forging the signature of Rose Orok Ita on the said document with the intent that it may be acted upon as genuine, a pretext which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M 17 of the Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2007). The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to her.

Based on her plea, the prosecution counsel, Esin Oto Ebipade asked the court to fix a date for trial. However, counsel for the defendant, C.A.C Efifi told the court that he has filed a bail application and prayed the court to grant bail to the defendant. He said the alleged offense were bailable and that the defendant will be available to face trial.

Justice Ekwo granted the defendant bail in the sum of N2million and a surety in likesum. The surety must be a responsible Nigerian resident in Calabar and possess a C of O. The defendant also has been ordered not to travel abroad without the knowledge of the court.

The case was adjourned to 19, 20, 21 and 22 May for trial

EFCC Arraigns Medical Doctor for Alleged Forgery EFCC Arraigns Medical Doctor for Alleged Forgery


  1. Ni Ne

    May 10, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    eeeeh “uttering of documents” or “altering of documents”?

  2. Really y'all?

    May 10, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Is it “altering” you people are calling “uttering”?… For goodness sake Bella, step it up.

  3. Naomi

    May 10, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    What does “Dr. Mrs mean” ?

    • A Real Nigerian

      May 10, 2017 at 1:46 pm


    • le coco

      May 11, 2017 at 3:47 am

      ???.. They want you to know that they a married roflol…

  4. Asa

    May 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Uttering of documents….

    BN, I am a badass editor and I can work remotely for a small fee…

  5. Bennie

    May 10, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    BN team, please do a spell check: it is “altering” not “uttering”.

    • Joel

      May 10, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      It’s uttering, check your dictionary. It’s a legal terminology.

    • Amaa

      May 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      This is beyond spell check . They are still operating as a small business(a mentality so many successful Nigerian businesses are trapped in) even though they have grown beyond expectations thanks to the followership.
      The core of your business is media if you can not spend good money to hire or train an editor or a proof reader then I think you don’t deserve to be publishing articles.
      Out source if you can not afford an in house staff. ASAA has offered to help with a small fee.

  6. Eric

    May 10, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Uterring or altering?

  7. o

    May 10, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    BN, pray tell, what is “uttering of documents” and “uttered the signature”??? ?????????

  8. That

    May 10, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Her lipstick is on point though

  9. ITK_Readers

    May 10, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    There’s a word like “uttering” don’t be too quick to correct…now hide you faces in shame…

    • Lala

      May 10, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      Indeed, there is a word like “[email protected] but this word is on its own a noun and should not be used as a verb. A forged document can not be “uttered”, except they mean she stated the content of the document .

  10. Papacy

    May 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    “Utteration” toh bad!

  11. Papacy

    May 10, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Read that sentence and I couldn’t “alter” a word.

  12. Chemady

    May 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    See gbege! Now you don dey see the consequence.

  13. Eti

    May 10, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Dear BN,Don’t be too quick to publish an article.make use of dictionaries when confused on which word to use or better still hire someone to proofread your articles before publishing.

  14. Joel

    May 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Uttering is a perfectly acceptable legal terminology. Consult your dictionary, whenever you are not clear about a word.

    • Fed

      May 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      Thank you! Honestly, before people rush to point out “obvious” typos, perhaps these people should just conduct a quick search on the internet and be educated! I mean, it is entirely possible that they are not as clever as they think they are (but hey… who cares right? – has helped people fire off their opinions at will and display their ignorance while castigating others!)

  15. Marian

    May 10, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    “Forgery is the making of a false document, or the alteration of a true document to make it false, with the intent to injure or defraud.
    Uttering is passing or publishing a forged document with the intent to injure or defraud.
    Any document can be forged or uttered, but the most common documents are checks, prescriptions, and property orders.” ( morilaw)

  16. Rubby

    May 10, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Dear BN,once is a mistake,twice could be typo,thrice could be oversight…but these many times is becoming a culture with you guys,it’s becoming irritating how Dyou say she ” uttered”documents,to many mistakes these days. It’s a pain to read…that’s why people feel so strongly about it…u have to do something about it pls.

  17. Dash

    May 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    If you want to publish her full name, why cover her face?

  18. LostInSpace

    May 10, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I will leave this here..

    Uttering a forged instrument is the passing or making use of a forged writing or document with knowledge of its forged nature. Uttering is a crime usually charged in conjunction with a forgery. “Utter” means and includes using or dealing with, and attempting to use or deal with, and attempting to induce any person to use, deal with, or act upon, the thing in question.

    alter – change or cause to change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way.

  19. OJ

    May 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Na wa oooo!!!!! see as people use style style deflect the real issues here just to concentrate on spelling checks/ is it becos she’s a woman nii or what? anyway not the first time they would do it on this blog…Tufiakwa!!!

  20. June

    May 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    @Joel , @Marian and @LostInSpace -Thank you !!! I have learned something new today. To “les rest” ? See where “over sabi ” has landed you?????????????????! Editors !????

  21. NG

    May 10, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Business relationship gone sour! Must be a bitter feud sotay the person or people made sure her face show for BN.
    Doc, go appease on this offence o. Crime is crime irrespective of whether it is about a business with erstwhile buddies now gone awry..

  22. egan osang

    May 11, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    This so called Dr Geraldine is an impostor who wants to reap where she did not sow. It is Nemesis that is catching up with her. She coerced her late husband into taking her into his home as a wife; thus destroying a once happy home Engr Ita and Rose Ita had built over a period of about thirteen years. Efcc please don’t leave her, she should be made to pay for her sins and criminal conspiracy of altering sensitive documents.

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