APC Politician Hon. Ibrahim Baba Hassan Arrested For Using Forged UNIJOS Certificate To Contest

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May 17, 2017 – Photos Of Nigerian Politician Hon.Ibrahim Baba Hassan Arrested For Using Forged UNIJOS Certificate To Contest In 2015 Elections

The ICPC has arraigned a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr Ibrahim Hassan, before an FCT High Court, Jabi, for alleged certificate forgery.

Hassan, a former Deputy Speaker of the House, is accused of submitting a spurious diploma result to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest in the 2015 State Assembly elections.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is prosecuting the accused on a five-count charge including forgery and lying under oath.

The ICPC said in a statement on Wednesday that the three-term lawmaker, who represents Jos-North, presented to INEC a forged Diploma in Business Administration certificate purportedly issued by the University of Jos.

It told the court that the accused also fraudulently inserted his name in the list of graduands in the “Order of Proceedings of the 19th Combined Convocation Ceremony” of the university held on April 26 and 27, 2002.

According to the prosecution, Hassan presented the fake convocation paper to ICPC investigators during inquiry into the matter.

The offence, according to the commission, is contrary to Section 25 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, and sections 157, 164, 363,366 of Penal Code.

It said that the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and made an oral application for bail through his counsel, Solomon Umoh (SAN), on self-recognition.

Umoh reportedly told the court that his client did not show any recalcitrant attitude throughout the course of investigation.

However, ICPC’s counsel, Kingsley Agbili, opposed the application, arguing that as a political office holder, the accused could be recalled by his constituents any time and loose his privileged status.

Agbili, however, asked for stringent bail conditions that would compel the accused to appear for his trail no matter the circumstances.

The presiding judge, Justice J.U. Musale, ruled that the administrative bail granted by ICPC to the accused person should subsist.

The case has been adjourned till July 3, for commencement of hearing.

5 thoughts on “APC Politician Hon. Ibrahim Baba Hassan Arrested For Using Forged UNIJOS Certificate To Contest

  1. Are we even sure he is frm naija.he attained the position of deputy speaker,enjoyed the immunity,perks and entitlements.The judge hould ask for the forfeiture of those benefits with a matching jail time..He will soon wear unijos convoc gown like dino to prove his innocence.fraudsters everywhere

    • This is what I’m talking about, how can we have people who have no clue about governance directing the affairs of our Country? How can we progress as a nation if we continue allowing idiots making the crucial decision of our nation’s development? Just as Iron man has suggested, he should be made to return all salaries and benefits he falsely obtained with a fake certificate.

      Dino Melaye got away with it because he has the support of his cabals in the National Assembly. Dino investigation was a charade. There should be a better way of conducting this type of investigation by independent special counsels who will present their outcome to the senate. Senate leader or his deputy will never conduct a thorough investigation.

      This guy is another Dino from another mother. Besides, he had deprived hundreds of qualified candidates who could have done a better job and make better decisions towards development of their constituencies.

  2. What did you expect, when even APC President could not provide his own certificate.

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