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Nigerian Citizen Sentenced To Jail In UK For Using Fake CSCS Card

Nigerian Citizen Sentenced To Jail In UK For Using Fake CSCS Card
A Nigerian citizen was sentenced to six months jail in UK for using fake skill card to work in a construction site.

A 23-year-old man, identify as Gideon Emeka Okafor,the suspect who was caught by the CITB(Construction Industry Training Board) over allegedly using a fake French national identification card to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.

While on Thursday, January 26, the suspect was sentenced to six months' jail at Sheffield Crown Court.

According to report, the suspect had used the fake CSCS card to work unlawfully on construction site for a year in London, while the Home Office investigates his false document, with the help of CITB who give them information about him.

When the investigation shown that the CSCS card used by Mr. Okafor had been issued in the name of another person called Patrice Beziat, the Home Office order for his arrest.

The Manager in charges of Fraud at CITB, Ian Sidney stated that:"CITB is working closely with the Home Office to keep fraud out of construction. We hope that the sentencing of this young man sends a message loud and clear to fraudsters – there's no place for you in the construction industry and you will be caught. "

He also said that:"The case also highlights the need for employers to be vigilant in checking workers' documentation and to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. Fraudsters on construction sites present a danger to themselves and others and we need to work together to stamp this activity out."

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