Court Dismisses Forgery Suit Against A’Ibom PDP Guber Candidate

…As Akan Okon Ordered to Pay N15m Damages To Umo Eno

The Evangelist
November 12, 2022
By Solomon OKPO

Afederal high court sitting in Uyo has dismissed a forgery suit against Umo Eno, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State.

Akan Okon, a former aspirant of the PDP, had dragged Mr Eno to court over alleged falsification of his 1981 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result; 1983 General Certificate of Education; voter’s card and birth certificate.

Mr Okon urged the court to disqualify the governorship candidate who enjoys the support of Governor Udom Emmanuel.

But in a judgement on Friday, Justice Agatha Okeke dismissed the case for want of merit while awarding a N15 million cost to the defendant.

“All the claims made by the plaintiff were based on assumptions and suppositions,” the judge held. “The suit is dismissed for want of merit. I enter judgment in favour of the defendant and award a cost of N15 million against the plaintiff.”

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