Wednesday, 10 May 2017

EFCC Arraigns Medical Doctor for Alleged Forgery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arraigned one Dr. Mrs Geraldine Orok Ita before Justice I E. Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross Rivers State on a nine- count charge bordering on forgery and uttering of documents.

The defendant is alleged to have forged and uttered the signature of one Mrs Rose Orok Ita, in documents titled "Resolutions" filed at the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to her.

Based on her plea, the prosecution counsel, Esin Oto Ebipade asked the court to fix a date for trial.

However, counsel to the defendant, C.A.C Efifi told the court that he has filed a bail application and prayed the court to grant bail to the defendant. He said the alleged offence were bailable and that the defendant will be available to face trial. EfCC counsel did not oppose the application but urged the court to ensure that the defendant was available to face her trial.

Justice Ekwo granted the defendant bail in the sum of N2million and a surety in likesum. The surety must be a responsible Nigerian resident in Calabar and possess a C of O. The defendant should not travel abroad without the knowledge of the court.

The case was adjourned to 19, 20, 21and 22 May for trial.

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