Reps member Nse Ekpeyong charged to court for certificate forgery sent to prison
earlier brought before the law at the Federal High Court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom
state, over supposed forgery of his polytechnic diploma, has been incarcerated
for inability to meet up with the bail conditions.
Democratic Party member and represents Oron Federal Constituency, has been arraigned
before the Federal High Court in Uyo with Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu in charge of
Commission, EFCC on 9-count charges, one of which was falsification of his
national diploma, ND, certificate from Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Abia state.
read: “That you Nse Bassey Ekpenyong on
or about 22 November 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 22nd November,
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
Ijeoma Ojukwu said the case would be treated fast.
surety similar to the sum.
deposit with the court the sum of ₦5million as fragment of the conditions bail,
which would be sacrificed if Mr. Ekpenyong refuses to appear in court twice in
the progression of the case.
tax clearance certificate from 2014 to 2016.
the case, established that the representative was not able to meet up with the
bail conditions and was referred to the Uyo Prisons by the time he (Arogha)
left the court building at about 1.30pm.
the legislator has been remanded in the Uyo Prisons.