The Anambra State Police Command has paraded a 75-year old retired teacher, Onuzuruike Udu, for alleged forged certificates, which he claims was done “out of milk of human kindness.”
Mr. Onuzuruike Udu on Wednesday was paraded alongside his accomplice, 54-year old Evelyn Nweke, a business centre operator, whom the police allege have been into the business together for a long time.
They were accused of forging certificates of some tertiary institutions, National Youth Service Corps discharge and exemption certificates and printing fake Nigerian currency.
Among fake certificates recovered from them were those of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, College of Education, Umunze, as well as NYSC discharge and exemption certificates.
Other documents recovered from them were certificates for Senior Community Health Extension Workers, certificates for Junior Community Health Extension Workers, National Business and Technical Examination Board certificate.
Defending his actions, the old man said he committed the act out of the necessity to help the youths and the downtrodden, adding that he does not forge certificates but helps people to grow and advance to the best of his ability.
Mr. Udu, a retired teacher who was in the school system, claims he knows what the system looked like, where you would fail a brilliant child and pass a dull one because of gratification. So when he retired from the system, he decided to assist some of the less privileged by helping them to grow.
The old man who is a grandfather says he came in to help people whom our educational system will not allow to get jobs, and those who don’t have certificates to advance.
His accomplice, Mrs. 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. The suspects are soon to be charged to court.