The police on Monday arraigned four applicants in a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly forging medical certificates for candidates undergoing Federal Road Safety Commission (FRCN) screening.
The defendants: Blessing Yahaya, 26; Aju Peter, 29; Emmanuel Okafor, 32, and Ede Smart, 34, all pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of forgery levelled against them.
The prosecutor, Mr Kufreabasi Ebong, told the court that one Girkogba Bala, a staff of FRCN, reported the matter at the Wuye Police Station, Abuja, on Sept. 25.
Ebong said that the complainant reported that the defendants committed the alleged offence on that same date, while the commission was screening candidates at the National Stadium, Abuja.
He said that the candidates were supposed to come with medical fitness reports from a certified hospital.
Ebong added that the defendants were seen in the premises forging medical certificates for some candidates who did not come with the medical fitness reports.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 362 of the Penal Code.
The Magistrate, Mrs Egbe Raphael, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N50, 000 each, with one surety each in like sum and adjourned the case until Nov. 14, for hearing.