Obiejogo Raymond Azuka, a Higher National Diploma, HND, holder from Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, was on Tuesday araigned by the EFCC for allegedly forging a reference letter purportedly from the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, alongside his curriculum vitae requesting for employment in EFCC, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, and Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, NSPMC.
His scam was, however, exposed by the anti-corruption agency, which promptly dragged him before Justice Muawiyah Baba Idris of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Gwagwalada, Abuja, on a six-count charge bordering on forgery.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. In view of his plea, counsel to EFCC, Halidu Mohammed, urged the court to fix a date to commence trial and also to remand the accused in prison custody.
The defence counsel, J. E. Chukwuemeka, through a formal application, asked the court to admit the accused to bail. His application was opposed by Mohammed, who asked the court for time to respond. Justice Idris adjourned the case to June 2 for hearing of the bail application and commence-ment of trial and ordered the accused to be remanded in Kuje Prison custody.