Certificate forgery: Court sacks Adamawa Rep. member-elect, Abdulrauf

A Federal High Court in Abuja has disqualified the elected member of House of Representatives for Adamawa State, Abdulrauf Abdulkadir Moddibbo over false information given to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Justice Inyang Ekwo on Friday also ordered the All Progressives Congress, APC and INEC to recognize Mustapha Usman, who came second in the party primary of October 7, 2018, as the winner of the February 23 National Assembly election for Yola South, Yola North, and Girei Federal Constituency of the state.

The court held that Usman has established the offence of forgery of Modibbo’s First School Leaving Certificate and his participating in partisan politics while serving as a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) which violates Paragraph 9 of Section 4 of the NYSC Act.

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