BY FOLASHADE KEHINDE
AN Abuja High Court, sitting at Bwari, has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a factional leader of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Edozie Njoku.
The FCT High Court, in a ruling on Monday, asked the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies in the country to arrest the APGA chieftain for allegedly forging a judgement of the Supreme Court.
Njoku was said to have presented the forged judgement as genuine, allegedly with the intention of misleading the public and ridiculing the judiciary, and also accused of forging the letterhead of a retired Justice of the apex court, Mary Peter-Odili.
Justice Mohammed Madugu ordered that Njoku and his alleged accomplice, one Chukwuemeka Nwoga, be arrested and produced in court on November 28 to face a 14-count criminal charge.
The charge against the defendants, marked “CR/12/2022”, and dated October 21, read: “That you, Chief Edozie Njoku and Chukwuemeka Nwoga, on or about June 30, 2022 in Abuja and others now at large dishonesty and deliberately forged the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in suit number: SC/CV/686/2021, with the name of Chief Edozie Njoku as the 2nd respondents, knowing that he was not a party to the case, using same as a genuine judgment of the court with intent to mislead members of the public and ridiculing the judicial system of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, hereby committed an offence punishable under section 366 penal code law.
“That you Chief Edozie Njoku on or about July 18, 2022 and about 10.30am at the Force Headquarters of Nigeria Police Force, Area 11, Abuja and other places paraded and personating yourself as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance which you know the act to be false and criminal, thereby committing an offence which is punishable under section 179 of the penal code.”