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DSS Arraigns 40-Year-Old Fake Ph.D Holder

A 40-year-old man, Omotayo Aworinde, on Monday appeared in an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court for alleged possession of fake doctorate degree.

Aworinde is facing a two-count charge of impersonation.

The Prosecutor, Onochie Ekwom, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Oct. 31, at about 10 a.m. at Kings University, Ode-Omu in Osun.

Ekwom said the accused claimed he possess a Master degree and a Ph.D degree from Ekiti State University and University of Nigeria Nsukka, respectively.

 He said the accused intended to use the document as genuine to the prejudice of Kings University, before he was arrested by the Department of State Services.

Ekwom said the offence contravened sections 467 and 109 of the Criminal Code cap 34 vol.11 laws of Osun, 2003.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

His Counsel James Jones prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, granted bail to the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in the like sum.

Aluko said the sureties must reside within the jurisdiction of the court, provide evidence of tax payments, affidavit of means and two passport size photographs.

He adjourned the case till Jan. 9, 2017 for mentioned.

(NAN)

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