Abuja, Nigeria – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has closed its case of alleged certificate forgery levelled against the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
At the resumed hearing of the suit before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the plaintiff counsel, Mr. Akin Olujimi, concluded their case with the cross-examination of an expert witness, Raphael Onwuzuligbo, a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police and a forensic document examiner.
In his testimony during cross examination, counsels to Mr. Obaseki and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the witness said that University of Ibadan Logo on the governor’s certificate appears to have been compromised.
He also insisted that the University’s Vice Chancellors’signature was missing from the certificate not because the documents were poorly scanned but that it was actually missing.
Lawyer to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Akin Olujimi maintained his position that the testimony of the witness further proves their case against Mr. Obaseki.
Speaking to the press, Olujimi said “the Plaintiffs closed their case today and they called three witnesses and one of the witnesses who appeared in court today testified directly on the certificate claimed by Godwin Obaseki as the one he obtained from the University of Ibadan”.
“The witness who is an expert analysed the certificate bringing out all the defects in that certificate claimed by Governor Godwin Obaseki”, he added.
The presiding judge of the case, Justice Ahmed Mohammed adjourned further hearing to the January 5, to enable the governor and the PDP open their defense.