Katsina Court Adjourns False Information, Forgery Case Against Lawmaker


    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    A katsina Chief Magistrate court Sitting in Funtua has adjourned to June 11,  2019 for ruling whether  the Attorney General of Katsina State has the Constitutional rights to take over  a case of criminal complaint of false information and forgery  filled against the Senator representing Kastina South Senatorial in the upper Chamber Bello Mandiya.

    A State Counsel from the Ministry of Justice had approached the Court that the Ministry is taking over the matter in line with section 211 of the Constitution.

    The Counsel also said the Court should not issued a bench warrant for arrest been sought by Counsel to the complaintnant.

    He explained that he the Ministry take over the case the will approach the Court such order if needed.

    After hearing the two learned counsel the Chief Magistrate .Abdu   Ladan   adjourned the matter  to 11th June for ruling.

    The matter was brought to the court by human rights activist Shehu Dahiru.

    The Counsel to the  complaintnant Barrister Lawal Amah the suit  No-CMC/FT/92DC/19 sought for a criminal summons to be issued against the defendant.

    He added that the defendant contested and  won the Katsina South (Funtua Zone) Senatorial seat under the platform of APC.

    Barrister Lawal Amah alleged that “the defendant in filling  form CF001 of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) more particularly at page 3 paragraph D(1) stated that he voluntarily retired from the civil service in the 2001 and no more and the above declaration was made under Oath.

    ” while it is a fact  that the Defendant is the Chief of Staff at Government House, Katsina. As can be seen from his Pay Slip for the month of February, 2019 which shows that the Defendant contested  and won the election while under the employment of Kastina State Government.

    ” It is on this  that a complaint of False information contrary to the section 140 and the forgery contrary to section 364 all of the penal code is lodged against the Defendant.


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