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Court Discharges Bayelsa Senator Konbowei Accused of Forging Certificate

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 24th Jun, 2024 -

Justice Christopher Oba discharged Konbowei and struck out the charge on Monday.

Senator Benson Friday Konbowei (Bayelsa Central) charged with certificate forgery has been discharged.
The case against him was dismissed by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Apo.
Konbowei, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was arraigned before the court on March 26 on a three-count charge, in which he was among others, accused of forging an exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). 
On Monday, Justice Christopher Oba discharged Konbowei and struck out the charge shortly after prosecuting lawyer, Reuben Egwuaba applied to discontinue the prosecution.
At the mention of the case on Monday, Egwuaba told the court that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), who earlier issued him a fiat to prosecute the case, has withdrawn the fiat and directed him to withdraw the charge.
Egwuaba consequently applied to withdraw the charge, an application defence lawyer, Chris Uche (SAN), who led his junior brother, Gordy Uche (SAN) and others for the Senator, did not oppose.
Justice Oba, who elected to strike out the charge, however rejected Uche’s application that the charge be dismissed.
Details shortly…

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