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Forged certificate: INEC requests police to investigate Bauchi lawmaker

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Written by Saliu Gbadamosi, Bauchi


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

THE last is yet to be heard on the rightful winner of the Bauchi Central constituency seat in the 2011 election into Bauchi State House of Assembly, as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state has requested the state command of the Nigeria Police to investigate an allegation of certificate forgery levelled against member of the House representing the constituency, Honourable Yakubu Mohammed.

The April 2011 House of Assembly election in the constituency was won by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) candidate, Abdulkarim Angale, but Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenged the electoral victory at the election tribunal, which declared him the winner of the election.

Following his loss at the tribunal, Angale filed criminal charges against Mohammed at the magistrate court, alleging that the lawmaker obtained a forged certificate. Based on this, the court asked the CPC candidate to seek INEC’s consent before filing a criminal complaint against the lawmaker.

Subsequently, counsel for Angale asked the electoral body to investigate issue of certificate forgery against Mohammed, which prompted the INEC to write the state Commissioner of Police, Mallam Muhammed Ladan, to investigate the forgery matter.

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