PDP accuses Edo Assembly member-elect of forgery

PDP accuses Edo Assembly member-elect of forgery

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo State chapter, has accused the State house of Assembly member-elect Mr. Dumez Onaiwu Ugiagbe of forgery and perjury. It also called on the police to prosecute Ugiagbe, All Progressives Congress Candidate (APC) Candidate for Ovia North East Constituency in the State house of Assembly which was declared in his

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo State chapter, has accused the State house of Assembly member-elect Mr. Dumez Onaiwu Ugiagbe of forgery and perjury.

It also called on the police to prosecute Ugiagbe, All Progressives Congress Candidate (APC) Candidate for Ovia North East Constituency in the State house of Assembly which was declared in his favour.

Speaking with Journalists yesterday in Benin, the PDP Candidate for the Constituency, Mr. Nosa Omoregie, alleged that the photograph on the certificate of Ugiagbe for the November/December 2001 West Africa Examination Council was different from the one attached to the Examination slip.

The State Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic party (PDP), Mr. Chris Nehikhare and other concerned members of his party, had written to the Benin office of the examination body to authenticate Ugiagbe’s result on February 15, 2019 and got a reply four days before February 19, 2019.

He alleged that a petition to the police in Benin by one of his supporters, Mr. Blessing Osagie, demanding for prompt and thorough investigation into the allegations.

Omoregie said: “Based on the petition, the police undertook a very comprehensive investigation with the support of WAEC confirming the suspicion of Dumez certificate forgery.

As part of this investigation, the police invited Dumez to defend himself with evidence of the original WAEC certificate, but he has bluntly refused honour the invitation. Whoever commits a crime, must be brought to justice.”

He said that instead of appearing before the police in Benin to defend himself with evidence of the original WAEC Certificate, the APC chieftain counter petitioned the Inspector General of the Police alleging criminal conspiracy and defamation. 

Omoregie said that he has instituted a civil case against Ugiagbe for forgery and perjury but the must follow up with the criminal aspect.

Ugiagbe insisted that “the certificate belonged to him and had to petition the force headquarters in Abuja because he didn’t have confidence in the police in Benin.

He said: “I have to tell my lawyer to write to Abuja so that the matter can be investigated properly.

“All he is saying is not true. The matter is in court and my lawyer is handling it.

According to him, “He (Nosa Omoregie) lost election and so should take it in good faith instead of bringing the issue of forged certificate”.

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