The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested some job applicants for presenting forged certificates and academic records during the ongoing recruitment interview exercise by the Commission.
Some of the false documents presented included Declarations of Age, School certificates, and other documentation that showed evidence of tampering.
This is contrary to and punishable under Section 25 (1) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.
The suspects have been detained and are being investigated by the Commission.
The penalty for forgery, counterfeiting or, altering documents and instruments often varies according to the type of document altered, with important government documents at the top of the penalty list.
Section 467 provides a general punishment of 3 years for forgery. Life imprisonment is provided for forgery of seals of the federal and state government of Nigeria.