Why court cleared Andy Uba of certificate forgery

Andy Uba
Andy Uba

An Abuja High Court on Friday, dismissed a certificate forgery suit filed by one Uchenna Nnadi against Andy Uba, a senator from Anambra State.

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

Justice Ashi said the ‎plaintiff should have investigated and gotten his 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 his 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.

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

Mr. Uba, in his 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.

(NAN)


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  • dami

    The same senator that the British banned from entry to the uk for the same certificate forgery…anyway I’ll assume the plaintiff did a shody job…another illiterate and forger in our senate sha…

    • GusO

      Yes, he did a shady job. But the plaintiff cannot just rely on hearsay in a court of law. There is a lot of information out there that Senator Uba forged every certificate he claims to have. But the plaintiff should have gone out to collect all the evidence including that he did not attend Union Secondary School, Awkunanaw, his certificate of failure from Boys Secondary School, Awkunanaw and the letter that WAEC wrote to the British stating that Mr. Uba failed his school certificate. He would then have the letters certified for the courts. The plaintiff and his lawyers seem like amateurs, hence they lost the Case.

      • chimex

        Since you can prove it, why not do what the guy could not do and get the results?

  • Agba

    Nigeria is not a country is a ZOO where animals live with animal constitution.

    • Dan Arewa

      Go and live in a country that’s not a zoo eg US, UK, Germany, France or Italy, these are very friendly countries with nice friendly law abiding humans and civilized politicians. We like our ZOO, we live and die for this ZOO called Nigeria, the pride of black race.

  • Amir

    What Nigerians don’t understand is that Andy Uba paid the plaintiff to sue him with wrong information so that no embarrassing lawsuit will emerge from another quarter. The script was then followed up with a friendly settled judge to dismiss the suit.