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Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Dismisses APC’s Suit Against Obaseki

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Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the alleged forgery suit brought against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state by the All Progressive Congress, APC, and one of its members Edobor Williams.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed in his Judgment on Saturday held that the evidence before the court is not substantial in nature as  the Plantiff failed to prove the case of forgery beyond reasonable doubt and therefore dismissed the case.

According to the plaintiffs, the said document was purportedly issued by the University of Ibadan, while the governor presented same to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which conducted the poll.

The judge noted that the Deputy Registrar (Legal) of the University of Ibadan had given evidence in the suit that the university duly issued the certificate to Governor Obaseki.

According to him, the governor was duly and properly admitted to study Classics which was later renamed Classical Studies in 1976 and graduated in 1979.

Justice Mohammed concluded that the plaintiffs failed to prove their allegations of forgery against Governor Obaseki and, thereby, dismissed the case.

Obaseki had won the September 2020 governorship election in Edo state  under the platform of the people’s democratic party, PDP while the all Progressive congress, APC with its governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-iyamu came second.

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