A 38-year-old telecoms engineer, Success Desmond, on Monday appeared in a Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly forging his late father’s death certificate.
The police charged Desmond, who resides in Wuse 2, Abuja, with two counts of making false statement in declaration and using as genuine a forged document.
The Prosecution Counsel, Fidelis Ogbobe, told the court that the complainant, Brook Solicitors, through a petition reported the matter to the office of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team on March 19.
He alleged that the defendant fraudulently obtained an affidavit as the next-of-kin of his late father, Nze Desmond.
Ogbobe, in addition, said that the defendant thereafter forged a death certificate of his father, which he c...