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APC Lawmaker Arraigned In Court For Allegedly Providing False Educational Qualification In INEC Form

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Member of the Home of Representatives for Apa/Agatu Federal Constituency, Samuel Odagboyi Godday, on Friday, was arraigned earlier than Justice Baba Husseine of the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja over a two-counts of perjury. 

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Godday was accused of utilizing a false academic qualification to finish the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee type to run for the Apa/Agatu Federal Home of Consultant Election in 2019 beneath the flagship of the Labour Occasion.



The second cost borders on the oath the accused had taken on the Excessive Court docket Registry FCT, Abuja that each one the solutions, info, and particulars given within the INEC type CF001 had been true and correct. 

 

The cost sheet learn, “That you just, Hon Samuel Odagboyi Godday of the Nationwide Meeting (NASS) Abuja, FCT on or about 18th October, 2018 whereas at Abuja inside the jurisdiction of this honorable court docket did deliberately furnish false info to wit your academic qualification years to finish INEC Kind CF001 for the Apa/Agatu Federal Home of Consultant Election 2019 beneath the flagship of the Labour Occasion figuring out it to be false and submitted identical on the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) Headquarters in Abuja to intentionally mislead INEC into believing it as true and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to part 140 of the penal code. 

 

“That you just Hon Godday did deliberately make a false declaration on oath on the excessive court docket registry FCT, Abuja that each one the solutions, info and particulars you’ve gotten given in INEC type CF001 are true and proper however figuring out it to be false and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to part 164 and punishable beneath part 158 of the Penal code.”

 

Godday pleaded not responsible to the two-count cost. 

 

Counsel to the accused, Godwin Obla, requested the court docket to grant his consumer bail on self-recognition.

 

The case was adjourned to thirteenth October, 2021. Godday formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress a month in the past at his hometown in Ogbaulu, Agatu Native Authorities Space of Benue State.

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