The court heard that on March 1, 2006 Karen Kokore and her husband Egomole Callistue Okechukwe went to the Harare Magistrates’ Courts, to get married to enable Okechukwu, a Nigerian national, to enjoy citizenship privileges in Zimbabwe.
Mboko, not being a marriage officer, posed as magistrate Olivia Mariga and solemnised the marriage between Kokore and Okechukwe and issued the couple with a marriage certificate number 594/006.
The convict then forged the signature of magistrate Mariga knowing that he was not Mariga.
The offence was discovered on December 15, 2014 by Kakore when she wanted to file a divorce application and was advised that their marriage certificate was not captured in the Register general’s data base leading to his arrest.
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