A 58-year-old mother, Fausat Ajibola has been arrested over alleged forgery of exam certificates.
She was brought before the Oshodi Magistrates' court on Thursday, on two-count charge of conspiracy and forgery.
According to the prosecutor, Cpl. Kehinde Olatunde:
"She obtained the fake certificate in 2008 on behalf of her daughter, who needed the original certificate urgently as one of the requirements to further her education abroad.
"The accused went to her daughter's school to collect the certificate but it was not ready, so she had to go for the fake certificate at 'Oluwole' in Lagos Island and sent it to her daughter,"
He further alleged that on Oct. 11, the daughter of the accused went to NECO office at No 20, Coker Road, Ilupeju, Lagos, seeking to correct some mistakes on the said certificate.
Evidently, the daughter was unaware that her certificate was fake.
Olatunde told the court that the forgery was discovered by a NECO member of staff which led to the daughter being interrogated and the accused was then apprehended.
Fausat Ajibola, a resident of No 37, Obasola Ajijola St., Ijesha-tedo, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against her. She was finally granted bail in the sum of N150,000.
The case was adjourned till Nov 22.