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Police to arraign Kwara federal lawmaker over alleged forgery

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Apo has fixed March 21 for the arraignment of Saba Adamu, a lawmaker representing Edu/Moro/Patigi federal constituency, Kwara north-central, in the House of Representatives.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) instituted a five-count charge marked CR/97/2022, bordering on alleged falsification of results.

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The lawmaker was alleged to have forged a certificate claiming a BSc. in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He was alleged to have used a forged certificate to secure mobilization for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, which is contrary to Section 363 of Penal Code Act.

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SOLACEBASE reports that at the court session on Tuesday, the lawmaker was absent.

The police counsel also informed the court the lawmaker had written a petition, alleging bias in the investigation carried out by the police.

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He also requested that a fresh investigation should be conducted.

The lawyer then sought an adjournment to enable the police conduct further investigation before arraignment.

The presiding judge, Angela Otaluka, then adjourned the matter to March 21 for feedback on the investigation and possible arraignment.


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