Monday, May 16, 2016

I forged certificates to help the needy –75- year-old retired teacher

Anambra-State-CP-Mr.-Hosea-KarmaA 75-year-old retired teacher, Onuzuruike Udu,
paraded by the Anambra State Police Command
for allegedly forging different certificates said
he committed the act “out of milk of human

The old man said he committed the act out of
the necessity to help the youths and the

“I was in the school system. I knew what the
system looked like, where you would fail a
brilliant child and pass a dull one because of

“So when I retired from the system, I decided
that I would make sure I assist some of these
less privileged by helping them to grow.

“I’m a grandfather and I’m supposed to do the
needful at my age. I don’t forge certificates, I
help people to grow and advance to the best I

“If you leave these children, the system will not
allow them to get jobs; they won’t get
certificates to advance. So, that’s why I came in
to help.

“So, what I do is out of milk of human kindness.
I don’t forge certificates, I help people to grow,”
the old man said.

The Anambra State Police Command had on
Wednesday paraded the 75-year- old Udu for
allegedly forging certificates.

Also paraded with him was a 54-year-old Evelyn
Nweke, a business centre operator, said to be
his accomplice

They were accused of forging certificates of
some tertiary institutions, National Youth
Service Corps discharge and exemption
certificates and printing fake Nigerian currency.

The police alleged that the duo had been doing
the business together for a long time.

Among fake certificates recovered from them
were those of University of Nigeria, Nsukka,
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Federal
Polytechnic, Oko, College of Education, Umunze,
as well as NYSC discharge and exemption

Other documents recovered from them were
certificates for Senior Community Health
Extension Workers, certificates for Junior
Community Health Extension Workers, National
Business and Technical Examination Board

Mrs. Nwoke said she was not aware that the
documents were forged, admitting however that
the man used to bring documents for her to
change some of the contents.

The police said they would soon be charged to

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