Royal throne contest: Candidate arrested over fake West Africa Examination Council Certificate

A contestant to the vacant stool of  Iwoye town ,a suburb of  Ilaro Alhaji Fagbemi Waheed has been arrested for forging a  West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) certificate to secure position of traditional ruler of the town.

Penpushing reports that, Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a statement adding that the suspect arrest followed a petition received from the chamber of one R.R.A & Associate in which he was accused of forging the council certificate number NGSG 809573 which he claimed to have obtained in 1988.

The statement said the petitioner further stated that the said the suspect forged the said certificate for the purpose of using it to contest for the throne of Oluwoye of Iwoye town.

‘On the strength of the petition, the officer in-charge Anti-kidnapping section was detailed to investigate the case,  consequent upon which the suspect was arrested and search warrant was executed in his house where the forged certificate was recovered’, he said.

Penpushing further reports that, Oyeyemi  said investigation also revealed that the West Africa Examination Council(WAEC) certificate bearing the above number actually belong to one Riamot Omotola Adebayo.

‘On interrogation,  the suspect confessed that he collected the certificate from the owner on the pretence that he want to use it to secure job for her but took it to a cybercafe where he super imposed his own name on it and printed it out as original.

The Police spokesman said, the suspect, however, confessed  that he did so because he wanted to contest for the Obaship position of his town .

Meanwhile,  the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrinson has directed that the suspect be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.


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