From Victor Seyi, Ilorin
The Kwara State Police Command has arrested a suspect, Abdulmajeed Olajide who specialized in document and higher institutions’ certificates forgery .
Olajide was reportedly arrested at his office located along Isale koto area of Ilorin, the state capital.
A source who lives near the suspect’s office said that he had mistaken the suspect for an estate manager not until “I saw some police officers who came to raid his office.”
Documents and certificates recovered from him included those of some Universities and Polytechnic.
The Police also recovered WAEC, NECO, NYSC certificates, seals and runner stamps of private and public schools, and various local governments and State of Origins certificates among others from the suspect.
Speaking with Journalists, the suspect who claimed to be 38 years old said he had been in the illegal business for a decade.
“I’m from Ede town in Osun State. I have been in the business for up to 10 years and I have been able to make several millions of naira but let me just say about N8 million.
“I sell a certificate for about N80,000 but it depends on who am dealing with. Sometimes it is more than that.
“I have been buying those certificates from Oluwole> in Lagos but I only put finishing touches to them here. I receive patronage from both within and outside the state”.
The spokesman of the Police in the state, ASP Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the arrest of the suspect. Okasanmi said: “He was arrested for being in possession of some forged documents. In the cause of investigation, it was discovered that he is the sole perpetrator of the crime.
“Some Nigeria’s institutions certificates were found in his office when raided”.
He said that investigation was in progress to bring other people involved in the crime to book”.