Woman arrested for forging friend’s signature


A 27-year-old woman, Rosemary Godday, has been arrested by the police for allegedly attempting to withdraw money from her friend’s bank account. It was learnt that Godday was apprehended when a discrepancy in the signature on the teller and that of the account holder in the bank’s system was discovered.

Upon her arrest, Godday claimed that she impersonated Onovakpuri because she owed her.

She said, “I went to the bank to withdraw the sum of N500,000 belonging to one of my friends called Rosemary. She was not aware that I was trying to forge her signature to withdraw the said amount. The basis for my action was annoyance of what she did to me four years ago.

“She robbed me of the sum of N3m. I did not know how she did it but all I can say is that she sometimes accompanied me to the bank. That was why I decided to pay her back by forging her signature before I was caught by security personnel.

“Since she withdrew my money four years ago, I have not seen or heard from her but I have had it in mind to pay her back in her own coin.”

Godday was arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on three counts of manner likely to cause breach of peace, impersonation and stealing.

The charges read in part, “That you, Rosemary Godday, on January 3, 2019, around 2pm at Diamond Bank Plc, Oshodi Branch, Charity bus stop, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did conduct yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of peace.

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