Court order arrest of senator for certificate forgery.
A court sitting has grant a leave to arrest a Senator representing Anambra south district.
The application filed before the court against Uba was granted by the court.
The Federal High Court sitting in FCT grant the application to arrest a senator representing Anambra south district for certificate forgery.
The application filed by an Anti-Corruption and integrity forum.
According to the court ruling attorney general of the federation and the Police Inspector General are to arrest Andy Uber for certificate forgery allegation.
Justice Binta Nyako grant the application put forward to him by the experts from the civil society organization by its lawyer, Amobi Nzelu.
The file FHC/ABJ/CS/175/2018 prayed the court to start a criminal investigation against Senator Uba for certificate forgery.
IGP and AGF are to be compel by the court as suggested by the organization to put their constitutional power into exercise by starting investigation on Uber.
In support of the notion an affidavit by Ikechukwu Godswill, on April 24, 2017, a letter was written to the IGP by the law firm of Anthony Abolahor on behalf of Victor Uwajeh on the issue of alleged fake West African Examination Council Certificate.
According to the letter, Godswill noted that the IGP direct the letter to the office of the deputy inspector general of police in charge of criminal intelligence and investigation department to work on the matter.
The office of the DIG then wrote a letter to the registra of WAEC to confirmn if the cerficate is original.
“The West African Examination Council responded to the said letter wherein it stated clearly that the certificate was not issued from their office. The said response from West African Examination Council is attached and marked exhibit D.
” That based on the said response from the Registrar of the West African Examination Council, the deputy inspector general of police Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (CIID) through the office of the Senate President, requesting senator Emmanuel Nnamdi Unah a.k.a Andy Ubah to see him for interview on the 31st of August 2017. The letter is attached and marked exhibit E.
“The said interview never held due to the intervening circumstances arising from the letter written by the 1st respondent to the Deputy Inspector General of Police criminal intelligence and investigating department on the matter, ” Says the affidavit.
The Alleged forged WAEC certificate, the letter police wrote to WAEC to confirm the certificate with number SC544753 linking to the examination number 05465089 and the response from WAEC are the exhibit attached to the application.
The letter DIG Dagala wrote to invite the senator for an interview through the senate president over the alegation is also attached.
After listening to the deponent on the matter, the court ordered that;
“Leave is granted to the applicant to apply for the issuance of an order of mandamus compelling the 1st respondent to arrest, investigate and commence criminal proceedings in respect of forgery charges involving senator Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba a.k.a Andy Uba upon which a letter was written.
“To the first responden dated February 12, 2018 urging him to exercise his power under section 4 of the police act and other relevant laws.
“That leave is granted to the applicant to apply for the issuance of an order of mandamus compelling the 2nd respondent to arrest investigate and commence criminal proceedings in respect of forgery charges involving Senator Nnamdi Uba a.k.a Andy Uba, upon which a letter was written to the 2nd respondent dated February 12, 2018, urging him to excercise his power under Section 174 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as ammended.”
The judge, Justice Nyako ask the plaintiff to put the defendants on notice and adjourned the case to March 26, 2018.