Sokoto Govt official arraigned for issuing forged scholarship letters to students who used them to gain entry visas to the UK

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Sokoto Govt official arraigned for issuing forged scholarship letters to students who used them to gain entry visas to the UK

A Deputy Director with the Sokoto State Scholarship Board (SSSB), Mohammad Buhari Yusuf, has been arraigned before the State High Court in Sokoto by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for forgery.

Yusuf was brought before Hon. Justice Muhammad Muhammad of High Court No.7 on a three-count charge for allegedly signing and issuing forged scholarship sponsorship letters to three students who used same to gain entry Visas to the United Kingdom from the British High Commission in Abuja. The offence is contrary and punishable under Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

ICPC’s prosecution counsel, Mashkur Salisu Esq, told the court that the accused who is serving as the Deputy Director in charge of International Student Matters of the SSSB knowingly made a false statement to an officer of the British High Commission through the misleading documents. The offence also contravenes Section 25(1)(b) and…



Source: Linda Ikeji