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House of Rep Member in prison over certificate forgery

House of Rep Member in prison over certificate forgery
Akwa Ibom House of representatives' member, Mr. Nse Ekpenyong according to report is currently facing a certificate forgery case, is allegedly remanded in Uyo prisons for failing to meet bail conditions.

A source told revealed that, the lawmaker, who is facing nine count charges arising from the certificate forgery of a national diploma of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, is now cooling off in prison for not being able to meet his bail conditions.

Ekpenyong, who was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Uyo by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday over forgery saga, represents Oron Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives under the platform of the People's Democratic Party, PDP. One of the suits brought against Mr Nse Ekpenyong read as follows;

“That you Nse Bassey Ekpenyong on or about November 22, 2012, at Uyo, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did make a document to wit: Abia State Polytechnic National Diploma Certificate in Business Administration with No. 001181 dated November 22, 2012 with intent that, it may be acted upon as genuine which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (2) (C) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M 17 of the Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007 and punishable under section 1 (2) of the same Act”.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, who presided over the matter has assured that, the matter would be accelerated hearing and, however granted the lawmaker bail in the sum of N10 million. Ekpenyong's lawyer, Mr. Emmanuel Isangedoho argued for his bail conditions, while the EFCC was represented by Mr. Ahmed Arogha.

The accused person, Mr. Ekpenyong had pleaded not guilty to all the charges and, the case has been adjourned to April 12, 2017.

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All these I think is a witch-hunt of the law maker by the law maker. A shameful things for the law makers. Why the sudden arraignment and prosecution. Have they conducted an investigation. - segun77@gmail.com
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A leader with a fake certificate? Nawa oo for this our country!! - Ibrahimmuhammad0092@gmail.com
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Solution- De emphasise paper qualification & encourage skills acquisition. - kizitosix037@gmail.com
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If judges like this will continue to expedite action on cases things will move well but not those hungry and corrupt judges and lawyers we are having that keep dragging their feet over a simple case that can send all this lie makers to jail... Kudos to that judge - yayahdrs8@gmail.com
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Why is it that all we hear everyday from our leaders is about certificate scandals while those that have handsome and beautiful certificates are wasting somewhere in the country? Kai! Tired of this country, Nigeria. - Sandra Chinasa
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I think its all politics. because no one can get to that level without proper documentation - Ali james onyekachi
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