Shoe cobbler bags 2 years imprisonment for forging Poly Ibadan result

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IBADAN – A 37-year old shoe cobbler, Abiodun Ojo was on Friday sentenced to two years imprisonment by an Ibadan Chief Magistrates’ Court for forging notification of result of the Polytechnic, Ibadan.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olusola Adetujoye, gave the judgment when he found Ojo guilty of forgery.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Ade Adetujoye said the accused was first arraigned before the court on the matter on Aug. 8, 2013.
Adebusuyi said that Ojo entered the Polytechnic, Ibadan as a part-time student and had a re-run in the course, but could not continue with the course because of cash restraint.
Ojo was said to have forged notification of result with matriculation number: 2000050PT0793 of Financial Management Studies of the Institution.
Adebusuyi added that the accused also forged the signature of one Mrs Ibukun Olatona, who was the Head of Department of Financial Management Studies.
He said in a bid to collect the original result, Ojo was caught and arraigned in court.
The accused was said to have committed the offence on July 9, 2013 at the Polytechnic, Ibadan campus.
Adebusuyi said the offence was contrary to Section 467 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
Chief Magistrate Adetujoye, however, gave Ojo an option of N30, 000 as fine. (NAN)