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Man Jailed Two Years For Forging ICAN Certificate

An FCT High Court in Jabi at the weekend sentenced Lebi-Ayodele James, an employee of the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation, to two years for forging the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN)  certificate.

Justice Yusuf Halilu, who did not give the convict an option of fine, ordered him to pay N100,000 in restitution.

He said the convict would have risen to the position of Auditor General of the Federation with a forged certificate in future if the forgery had not been discovered. Halilu said the sentence would act as a deterrent to others.


“The convict knew that he never had ICAN certificate. He forged the certificate and got elevated from executive officer to senior auditor.

“He will serve his term at Keffi Prison,” the judge said.

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