National Youth Service Corps member, Helen Bando has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for submitting forged documents to the Indian High Commission.
The corps member, Helen Bando alongside her other accomplices, Samuel Obiakor and Segun Alimi were on Monday sentenced one year imprisonment each without an option of fine on the one count amended charge by an Ikeja High Court.
The judge, Justice Olutoyin Ipaye who said the NYSC member out of desperation to travel outside Nigeria made her conspire with the others to forge the document.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defendants had entered a plea bargain with the ICPC.
According to the deal, each of the defendants will pay a N50, 000 fine and will be sentenced to a maximum of six months imprisonment.Justice Olutoyin Ipaye gave her judgement pleaded guilty to the charge during their re-arraignment by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
In November 2013, the ICPC had filed the charge.
The ICPC counsel, Paul Bassey, said the defendants conspired to submit forged documents to the Indian High Commission sometime in 2013 to enable Bando obtain the country’s visa.
He said the offences contravened Sections 25(1) and (a), 26 (1), (a) and (c) and Section 96 (1), (a) of the ICPC Act.