Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ekiti State Police Interrogate Senator Festus Bode Ola over forged documents

The Senator representing Ekiti Central Senatorial DistrictFestus Bode Ola was interrogated by the police for presenting documents believed to have been forged to the court.

Festus Bode Ola, who contested with Babafemi Ojudu  on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), lost during the primaries and allegedly went to court with forged documents claiming he was the party’s authentic candidate.

The Senator who was earlier quizzed over the matter last Friday, according to sources was allowed to go home on self-recognition after he promised to supply the police with additional documents yesterday.
Ola was said to have been allowed to go home after several hours of interrogation by officers attached to the Monitoring Unit of the Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim’s office.

Efforts to get Ola’s own side of the story proved abortive as his phone returned a “switched off” signal.
Meanwhile, a Magistrate’s Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has ordered the arrest of Senator Alphonsus Igbeke for allegedly forging and “using as genuine forged documents”.

Igbeke, who represents Anambra North Senatorial District at the National Assembly was said to have lost the primaries organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Prince John Emeka.

The warrant dated May 13, according to the magistrate is to ensure that Igbeke is arrested and arraigned before the court to answer charges of forgery preferred against him by the police.

Emeka, through his lawyers of Pelican Attorneys had in a letter addressed to the IGP dated March 9, 2011 urged the IGP to investigate how Igbeke got the certified true copies of Anambra North Senatorial primary result and report held on January 10, 2011.

A letter signed by Hon. C.J. Chinwuba on behalf of Pelican Attorneys, said: “The issue of who won the primary election of Anambra North Senatorial Zone is presently under litigation – Senator Alphonsus Uba Igbeke v. INEC, People Democratic Party (PDP) and Prince John O. Emeka.

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