Thursday, June 15, 2017

See Man Who Wrote WAEC For House Of Representatives Member

A man who had the nerve to write the WAEC examinations for a Nigerian lawmaker, has been exposed and dragged to slant the show.

The battle of certify forgery adjoining the federal House of Representatives devotee, Nse Ekpenyong, continued Thursday at the Federal High Court, Uyo, subsequent to the arraignment of a man who allegedly wrote WAEC examinations for the lawmaker.

Mr. Ekpenyong is a adherent of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and represents the Oron Federal Constituency, Akwa Ibom State.

He was first arraigned in checking account to March 30 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, concerning nine totaling charges for allegedly forging WAEC endorse and a diploma sanction of the Abia State Polytechnic.

According to a court document, the lawmaker filed the forged documents considering the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, gone he contested the House of Representatives election in 2015.

His alleged beautify, Okon Bassey, was collective the port, nearby the lawmaker as the court right to use out an amended 16 totaling going on charges neighboring to them.

The EFCC lawyer, Ahmedu Arusha, told the court that the amendment of charges was necessitated by the arrest and arraignment of Mr. Bassey.

Both defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A mild performing arts occurred in the courtroom subsequent to the EFCC lawyer, Mr. Arogha, applied for adjournment of the court case on speaking the order of grounds of fairness to Mr. Bassey whom he said was just mammal served taking into consideration the charges, but Mr. Basseys lawyer, Inibehe Edet, opposed the application, saying they were ready and pleasant that the accomplishment should go upon.

Mr. Ekpenyongs lawyer, Ekpenyong Ntekim, after that opposed the EFCCs application for adjournment.

Mr. Ntekim said the second defendant, Mr. Bassey, had been in the EFCCs custody past May 22 and that the Commission had sufficient epoch to prepare and prosecute the combat.

Mr. Ntekim, who said that his client, the lawmaker, had a constitutional right to position his proceedings within a reasonably priced period, urged the court to use its discretion and undertaking behind the skirmish.

The presiding find, Ijeoma Ojukwu, said the fighting had asked for adjournment without help upon two occasions in the achievement.

The court adjourned the conflict to October 9 and 10 for continuation of hearing. It along with approved Mr. Bassey bail in the quantity of N2 million.

Outside the courtroom, the EFCC lawyer, Mr. Arogha, told Premium Times that by insisting upon an adjournment he was avoiding the landmines that the gloss lawyers were feel for him.

Mr. Arogha said he had already called four witnesses in the offensive past the arraignment of the second defendant (Mr. Bassey) and that in order to agreement behind the principles of fair hearing he needed to bring abet occurring the witnesses hence that they could have the funds for their testimonies past the second defendant.

Whether the second defendant would lack to mad-study the witnesses after their testimonies, is totally the defendants matter, he said.

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