A retired teacher, Onuzuluike Ude has been arrested by the police in Anambra state for allegedly forging certificates and printing fake Nigerian currency.
Ude, 75, was arrested on Wednesday alongside his 54-year-old accomplice, one Evelyn Nwoke, a business centre operator.
The duo was 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 but on her part, 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.
Confirming the arrest, the state Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Hosea Karma, expressed surprise that a retired teacher could be involved in certificate forgery and wondered what he was teaching students when he was in service.
He said the fake certificates recovered from them included those of the University of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, College of Education, Umunze, as well as NYSC discharge and exemption certificates.
“The suspects would be charged to court after the completion of investigations,” the CP said.