The police in Lagos on Wednesday, arraigned one Mike Ibu, 47 and Orinya Christopher, 37, in an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly impersonating a staff of Divine Ventures Limited.
The defendants were arraigned before Magistrate Mrs O.M Ajayi, on a two-count charge of impersonation and forgery.
According to the Prosecutor, Asp. Rita Mommoh, the defendants committed the offence on Aug. 10 by 1:00 pm at Ogudu, Lagos.
She said that the defendants impersonated a staff of Divine Ventures to secure a job vacancy.
“The defendant; Ibu, presented a forged appointment letter of Divine Ventures with intent that it may be acted upon as genuine.
“He also impersonated a staff of the company by presenting an identity card of same, a representation he knew to be false.
“He was handed over to the police when his deed was uncovered,” the prosecutor said.
The offences she said contravened Sections 365, 380 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
Section 365 attracts three years jail term for forgery, while Section 380 prescribes three years also for impersonation.
After the charges were read to them, the defendants who reside at Ogudu Road in Lagos, pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against them.
The magistrate admitted the defendants to bail N50,000 bail each, with two sureties in like sum.
Ajayi also ordered that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned until Sept. 9 for mention. (NAN)