An Accra Circuit Court on Monday sentenced Issaka Ndego, a.k.a Charles Gyabaa, a farmer, to a four-year jail term for forgery of document and possessing forged documents.
He pleaded guilty to the offence on three counts of forgery of document and three counts of possessing forged documents.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Peter Nsoh told the court presided over by Francis Obiri that on February 13, 2013 at about 0930 hours the convict presented forged documents at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.
He said the documents included a forged letterhead from the Ghana Education Service, pay-in slips and Voter Identification Card bearing the name of one Charles Gyebaa to register for biometric registration as a pupil teacher from Akontonbra.
The prosecution said the complainant in the case is an auditor, who detected that the documents were forged and the system was unable to capture the convict’s details.
ASP Nsoh said the convict was therefore arrested and handed over to the Police. During interrogation he admitted the offence and mentioned his accomplices at Sefwi Akontonbra.
Efforts are being made to arrest his accomplices, who are at large.