Court Dismisses Certificate Forgery Suit Against Andy Uba

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By Joy Kaka
Abuja  –   An Abuja High Court sitting in Apo, Gudu District, Friday, dismissed a certificate forgery suit filed by Uchenna Nnadi against Sen. Andy Uba.

Valentine Ashi ‎said the law that he asserts must prove; and that the plaintiff had failed to lead the court with evidence.

Ashi said that the ‎plaintiff should have investigated and gotten facts from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which cleared the defendant as being eligible for elections.

He said the plaintiff should have also conducted checks at Union Secondary School, Awkunawu, Enugu State, where the defendant said he obtained School Leaving Certificate as opposed to Boys’ High School, Awkunawu, which the plaintiff claimed.

The judge dismissed the suit and said the plaintiff failed to investigate the defendant’s claims and therefore failed to prove the forgery case against him.

‎Nnadi had sued Uba the grounds that he presented a forged School certificate from Boys’ High School, Awkunawu, and so unqualified and ineligible to stand for elections.

Uba, in counter affidavit, ‎however, denied ownership of the said certificate and maintained that he graduated from Union Secondary School, Awkunawu, which he submitted to INEC and was properly cleared.