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  • Updated: June 24, 2024

ICPC drags NECO staff to court over forged certificate

ICPC drags NECO staff to court over forged certificate

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, on Monday, dragged Rose Deffi, a former employee of the National Examinations Council, NECO, who was dismissed to court, over certificate forgery allegations.

The Spokesperson of the commission, Demola Bakare, said in a statement that the trial was first scheduled for May 30, 2024, before Honourable Justice G.D. Fwomyon at the Plateau State High Court but was stalled due to the defendant’s absence.

Following her absence, the court ruled that Deffi be served the charge sheet through substituted means and be produced in court by her lawyer at the next hearing.

In light of her plea, the ICPC counsel O.G. Iwuagwu requested another date for the trial’s commencement while the defense counsel, P.M. Lere did not oppose this but asked the court to consider the bail application for his client.

The ICPC Counsel Iwuagwu did not oppose the bail application but requested the court to set conditions, ensuring the defendant’s availability for trial.

The Presiding Judge Justice Fwomyon, after listening to both counsels' arguments granted Deffi bail at N2million with two sureties of the same amount, and he adjourned the case till September 26, 2024, for trial commencement.

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