Ebonyi House of Assemly Chief Whip in court for alleged certificate forgery

Ebonyi House of Assemly Chief Whip in court for alleged certificate forgery

- The police has arraigned the Chief Whip of Ebonyi House of Asssembly, Chike Imo Ogiji, for alleged certificate forgery

- Ogiji was arraigned for forgery of exam papers and forgery of primary school testimonial

The Nigeria Police Force on Friday, May 11, arraigned the Chief Whip of Ebonyi state House of Assembly, Chike Imo Ogiji, at a Magistrate Court in the Abakaliki for alleged certificate forgery and swearing false affidavit.

The Nation reports that Ogiji, who represents Ikwo South state constituency, was arraigned on a four count charge bordering on swearing false affidavit, forgery of exam papers and forgery of primary school testimonial.

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The four count charge read: "That you Ogiji Imo Chike ‘m’, on the 10th day of November, 2006 at the Abakaliki in the Magisterial district of this court did unknowingly swore false affidavit touching on a first school leaving certificate purportedly issued to you in the year 1984 by Community Primary School Uduku Ettam Okpuiumo in Ikwo Local Government area, Ebonyi state and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 118 of the Criminal Code Act, cap C38 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 as applicable in Ebonyi.

“Count two - Ogiji Imo Chike m, between 2007 and 2015 at Abakaliki Magistrate district of this court did forge an entry schedule mark sheet and state Exams for Community primary School Uduku Ettam okpuitumo in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state in the year 1986 with intent that it may be used or acted upon as genuine and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 465 and punishable under section 467 of the criminal code act, cap C38 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 as applicable in Ebonyi State of Nigeria.

Count three read: "An affidavit sworn to at the law court and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 465 and punishable under section 467 of the criminal code cap C38 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 as applicable in Ebonyi state of Nigeria”.

In count four, the lawmaker was accused of forging “primary School Testimonial of Uduku Community primary school, Ikwo local government area dated 27th July, 2015 with intent that it may be used or acted upon as genuine and punishable under section 467 of the criminal code act, cap C38 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 as applicable in Ebonyi state of Nigeria”.

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After the charges were read to his understanding, Ogiji entered a not guilty plea to the charges.

The matter was adjourned to 11th of June, 2018 for trial.

In another news, Legit.ng previously reported that the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Friday, May 11, closed its case against a former Governor of Abia state, Orji Kalu and two others charged with N3.2 billion fraud.

The EFCC Prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), announced closure of the prosecution’s case at the Federal High Court, Lagos. He, however, informed the court that the prosecution intended to amend the charge against the accused to reflect more evidence.

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Source: Legit.ng

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