Crime & SecurityNewsNigeriaTwo Retired Judicial Staff In Niger Remands Over Impersonation, Forgery
Two retired staff of Niger state judiciary have been remanded in correctional facility over alleged impersonation and forgery.
The accused persons, Danjuma Bawa, a retired staff of Paiko Magistrate Court and Usman Abdullahi, a retired staff of High Court Minna who both hail from Paiko town.
The accused was said to have issued a fake affidavit to one Moses Mathew of Lugudna area Paiko, a retired officer of Paikoro LG who negotiated and collected fake affidavit form on behalf of his wife, Mrs Serah Bahago and Mustapha Abdullahi, a Headmaster of Butu primary school on behalf of one Amadu Adamu.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Mathew Raymond read the charges, and the accused persons pleaded not guilty.
The  prosecutor asked the court to deny them bail as investigation into the case is still ongoing.
The First Police Report (FIR), the two retired judicial workers allegedly used an old stamp of Magistrate Court Paiko, signed and stamped the said fake affidavit form and issued to their victims.
The FIR reads in part: “All the fake affidavit forms collected from Usman Abdullahi and Danjuma Bawa did not serve the purposes intended as it was rejected from bankz.
“That both Usman Abdullahi and Danjuma Bawa were having some official court documents in their possession after retirement from the service of Niger government.”
The report also revealed that the two rejected fake affidavit forms were recovered and attached to the case diary as evidence and that the deals were negotiated at private homes of the accused person’s respectively.
The Presiding Magistrate Abdullahi Bawa of Senior Magistrate Court, Paiko, Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State has ordered the accused to be kept in the custody of the correctional centre.
He then djourned the case till November 22 2022.
Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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