It is not easy to be unemployed. 

That status could make the criminal mind in an individual rise up like a mummy from the past and force the individual to do some nasty things. 

Raymond Azuka may have thought to himself that the signature of a former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, could open doors and decided to try. 

His target was the door of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting, but his key [Okonjo-Iweala's signature] was what Nigerians refer to as 'Ashawo Key', and it backfired.

Azuka was arraigned before a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Nyanya on Wednesday and he was found guilty of charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The EFCC had filed six counts bordering on forgery against him in 2015.

According to the EFCC, the Higher National Diploma holder from Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra allegedly forged a reference letter purportedly from Okonjo-Iweala, alongside his curriculum vitae requesting for employment into the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting, NSPM.

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In convicting Azuka, Justice Baba Idris, fixed December 7,  for sentencing.

Baba held that out of the six counts, the court convicted Azuka on two counts.

He held that the confessional statements by the defendant, contained the evidence where the defendant admitted forging the reference letter purported to have been signed by Okonjo- Iweala.

Baba also held that the admittance was the best evidence and in this instance, the defendant admitted forging the reference letters and EFCC provided graphic evidence of that too.

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