FCID Arrests 4 Over Alleged Police Character Certificate Forgery

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos

Detectives of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID Annex), Alagbon Lagos have smashed a syndicate that specialises in the forgery of Police Character Certificate, arresting at least four suspects.

The arrest of the suspects was consequent upon a complaint by one Mrs Mojisola who was issued a forged police character certificate, with some amount of money obtained from her under false pretence.

Investigation has also revealed that the suspects were involved in a criminal racket involving issuance of the fake police character certificate that led to the 10-years ban of one Mrs Shonekan upon the presentation of the fake Police Character Certificate at the UK Embassy. 

The Spokesperson FCID Annex, Alagbon Lagos, ASP Mayegun Aminat who made the disclosure in a statement obtained by our correspondent, identified the suspects as Osinowo Olujimi Obafemi, 35,Sebastine Olamide, 21,Shittu Babatunde, 25 and Bilal Yekeen, 25. 

According to the release, a plethora of fraudulent documents which include fake police character certificates ,seven medical report  issued from LASUTH belonging to several individuals, sixty-five fake international driving permits were uncovered when a search was conducted on their premises located at No. 267 Igbosere Road,off Obalende Area Lagos Island the detectives.

Other exhibits recovered from the premises include 18 international driving license permit forms with different pictures belonging to different persons, one pack of both booklet of the traffic foreign vehicle regulation license among others.

The release reads, ” Upon receiving a complaint from Mrs Shonekan Rukayat Mojisola bothering on falsification of  police character certificate, obtaining money under false pretence, impersonation,forgery of signatures and official stamp. FCID Annex operative attached to X-Squad took swift action .This led to the arrest of  Osinowo Olujimi Obafemi “M” 35 years ,Sebastine Olamide “M” 21years ,Shittu Babatunde ‘M” 25 years  and Bilal Yekeen “M” 25 years .

” The investigating team conducted a search on the premises at NO 267 Igbosere Road,off Obalende Area Lagos Island ,Lagos state. uncovering a plethora of fraudulent documents, including fake police character certificates ,seven medical report  issued from LASUTH belonging to several individuals, sixty-five fake international driving permits ,eighteen international driving license permit forms with different pictures and belonging to different persons, one pack of both booklet of the traffic foreign vehicle regulation license among others .

” Further investigation confirmed suspects’ involvement in a criminal racket involving issuance of the fake police character certificate that led to the 10-years ban of Mrs Shonekan upon the presentation of the fake Police Character Certificate at the Uk Embassy. They also admitted to issuing forged document to several individuals.

“The AIG FCID Annex Lagos AIG Idowu Owohunwa for the umpteenth time emphasizes the importance of Nigerians reporting criminal activities; offender will face the full wrath of the Law and urge them to seek information from the appropriate authorities.”

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