Zimbabwean therapist Nikiwe Dube arrested for forging qualifications in Dublin

Zimbabwe-born therapist Nikiwe Dube is facing trial for forging university degrees and professional qualifications to work as a clinical psychologist in Dublin.

He is accused of forgery by making false instruments to obtain employment between 2019 and 2022.

Dube (39) who resides at Colpe Drive, Drogheda, Co Louth, appeared at Dublin District Court on Friday.

The offences are contrary to section 25 of the Theft and Fraud Act and can carry a maximum 10- year sentence.

In response, Dube’s lawyer Conor McGreevy told the court that his client came to Ireland in 2018 as a refugee fleeing prosecution. He denied his client forged his identity or used an alias.