ICPC arraigns Ibadan poly staff over alleged forgery
Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned a staff of The Polytechnic Ibadan, Mr. Mosudi Osuolale Ashim, over alleged forgery and making false statements.
Ashim was arraigned before Justice Olalekan Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court 12, Ibadan, on March 6, 2023.
The Commission had filed a three-count charge alleging that the accused presented Curriculum Vitae captioned ‘The Polytechnic, Ibadan – Academic Staff Curriculum vitae for 2018 Annual Assessment’ to the Management/Faculty of Engineering of the Polytechnic during the faculty promotion exercises in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
The charge alleged that he claimed to be a registered member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) with registration number: R13988, knowing it to be false and with the intent to mislead the Polytechnic during the promotion exercise.
When the charges were read to him, the accused person pleaded not guilty to all offences. According to a statement by the ICPC spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, the team led by Mrs. Karakaraye F. Adeoluwa, a prosecutor with the Commission, stated that the offences are contrary to Section 25 (1a) of the ICPC Act, 2000 and punishable under Section 25 (1b) of the same Act.
The counsel to the accused, Mr. O. K. Salawu, applied for bail, considering that the accused is a senior citizen. The prosecution team did not oppose the bail application and the accused was admitted to bail in the sum of N500, 000 and a surety in like sum who must be gainfully employed with a verifiable residential address in Ibadan metropolis.
The case was adjourned to April 19, 2023 for further hearing.