Police re-arraign AA chair, 3 others for forgery




 

 

Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone XI, Tuesday re-arraigned the national chairman of Action Alliance Party, Kenneth Udeze, and three others for alleged forgery. 

The defendants, Kenneth Udeze (46), Ogunmodede Adeloye (57), Vernimbe James (42) and Adepoju Timothy Adetunji (49) were standing trial on alleged forgery of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) documents. 

When the case came up Tuesday, the prosecutor, Mr James Famuyini, prayed the court for substitution and consolidation of the charge against the defendants. 

The charge reads that the defendants “sometimes in July 2018 in Osogbo, within the Osogbo Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit forgery/uttering/making false statements to public officers and thereby committed offence contrary to section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11, law of Osun state, 

“That you Adetunji on the 20th day of July, 2018 at High Court of Justice, Osogbo, did make false statement that you were elected as governorship candidate of Action Alliance Party to the officers of Osun state High Court and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 125(a) and (b) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11, law of Osun state, 2002.

“That you Ogunmodede Adeloye on the 23th day of July, 2018 at High Court of Justice, Osogbo, did make false statement that you were elected as governorship candidate of Action Alliance Party to the officers of Osun state high court and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 125(a) and (b) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11, law of Osun state, 2002.

“That you Kenneth Obidiche Udeze  and Ogunmodede Adeloye, Vernimbe James, Adepoju Timothy Adetunji, on the same date and at the aforementioned area, did forged INEC document and seal and present same as genuine without lawful authority from INEC during the gubernatorial primary election of Action Alliance in Osun and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 468 and punishable under section 467 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11 law of Osun state, 2002.

The prosecutor alleged further that the defendants “did fraudulently utter INEC document and present same as original to INEC during the gubernatorial election and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 468 and punishable under section 467 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11, law of Osun state, 2002.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the five count amended charges. 

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