Court Orders Arrest Of Buhari’s Ex-Minister For Forging APC Primary Result Sheet
Uche Ogah, a former Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has been found guilty of forgery by an Abia state magistrate’s court in Umuahia and his arrest has been ordered.
In the suit marked UMSC/362/2022, the Abia state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) alleged that Mr. Ogah fabricated the party’s direct primary result sheet “with intent that it may be acted on as genuine”, despite not participating in the party’s May 26, 2022 governorship primary.
The plaintiff submitted that Mr. Ogah’s “falsification” was detrimental to the party and Ikechi Emenike, whom the party recognises as its “authentic governorship flagbearer”.
The offence, according to Abia APC, is in contravention of section 465 of the Criminal Code (as it applies in Abia) and punishable under section 467.
Delivering judgment on Thursday, Ngozi Nwangwa, the presiding magistrate, held that the defendant/respondent “is guilty as charged”.