Metro Wema Bank Staff Arrested For Using Fake WAEC & LASU Result To Secure Employment

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The Lagos Police Command has arrested a 26-year-old banker, Daniel Makanjuola, for using a cloned West African Senior School Certificate and Lagos State University’s statement of result to secure employment at the Wema Bank Plc, Marina branch, on the Lagos Island.

makan.jpe The police said Makanjuola had paraded himself as a degree holder in marketing with Second Class, Upper Division, a forged National Youth Service Corps discharge certificate and a reference letter to the bank. He claimed to have obtained the letter from United Bank for Africa, his purported former workplace before his arrest.

He said, “I am actually a National Diploma holder. I secured the fake WASCE and LASU results, using a search engine and CorelDraw application. I scanned an NYSC certificate and used some applications to edit it. I did it in order to put an end to the suffering of my poor family. I am the only son of my father. I want the authority to be compassionate with my case. I was only trying to live a better life.”

A police prosecutor, Inspector I. Okeke, arraigned Makanjuola at a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court on three counts of forgery.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges before the presiding magistrate, Mr. A. Adefulire.

Adefulire admitted him to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. He adjourned the case till October 22, 2015.
 
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