Three Nigerians remanded for posessing forged documents

By Hafsa
Obeng, GNA

Accra, Aug. 29, GNA – Three persons were on
Monday remanded by an Accra Circuit Court for possessing forged documents.

Egwolor Onome, Favour Omowo and Senu Oyinola,
all Nigerians were said to have prepared to commit crime and forged documents
United Nations Authority Certificates, Ghana Bar Association Certificates to
practice, United Nations High Commission Identification Card, Power of
Attorney, and Barclay Bank Identification Card.

The accused persons also had in their
possession forged investor certificates signed by the Chief Justice of Ghana
among other forged official documents of the Judiciary, USA Army ID cards,
Republic of Senegal Passport, Value Added Tax (VAT) and Inter Country VAT
certificate registration of the Republic of Ghana, Ministry of Interior funds
transfer clearance, certified bank drafts among others.

Egwolor was also charged for possessing
narcotic drug.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges but
were denied bail by the court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, and remanded
to reappear on September 1.

The facts of the case as presented by Chief
Superintendent of Police Duuti Tuaruka are that the complainants are police
officers from the Baatsona Police Station, while the accused persons are
Nigerian citizens residing at Kotobabi, Spintex.

He said on August 9, the police received
information that the accused persons were in a particular house and engaging
themselves in fraudulent electronic transactions with unsuspecting persons in
Ghana and abroad using forged documents.

Chief Superintendent of Police Duuti Tuaruka
He said the police proceeded to the house and arrested them. A search conducted
in their room revealed six laptops, all personal computers and two internet
interconnected routers.

A further search revealed quantities of dried
leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa in a room belonging to Egwolor. He
claimed ownership of the substance and informed the police that he bought it to
smoke.

He said they claimed ownership of the laptops
and a close examination of the said laptop disclose forged material documents
in soft copies of key institution in Ghana and abroad.

The documents were printed out for
investigations.

The prosecution told the court that, the
accused persons claimed that the documents were not genuine but were prepared
by them for transaction.

GNA

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