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Court jails fake surety seven years

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced one Ibikunle Olusakin to seven years imprisonment for submitting fake documents while standing as surety to secure bail for one Emmanuel Nweke, who was charged with unlawful importation and possession of prohibited firearms.

The police had charged Olusakin with five counts bordering on conspiracy, perversion of the course of justice, forgery and making false statements.

The prosecuting counsel for police, Goddy Osuyi, told the court that the police discovered that the documents submitted by Olusakin to secure bail for Nweke were fake after the accused had jumped bail and absconded.

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