Certificate forgery: Court restrains Kwara Assembly from investigating lawmaker

A Kwara High Court in llorin on Tuesday restrained the State House of Assembly from investigating the allegations of certificate forgery, fraud and issuance of dud cheque against a member, Saheed Popoola.

Popoola, representing Ojomu-Balogun Constituency in Offa Local Government area, was the only member who did not defect to the Peoples Democratic Party with other 23 lawmakers during last Wednesday’s plenary session.

Justice T.S Umar, in a motion exparte filed by Salman Jawondo, counsel to Popoola, ordered the Assembly not to engage in any act that could deny the lawmaker his privileges.

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Umar held that the legislator was democratically elected by the people of Balogun-Ojomu in Offa LGA as their representative for a period of four years on the ticket of the All Progressive Congress.

The judge ordered the Principal Officers and Standing Committees of the Assembly not to take any action on the allegations until the…

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Certificate forgery: Court restrains Kwara Assembly from investigating lawmaker

A Kwara High Court in llorin on Tuesday restrained the State House of Assembly from investigating the allegations of certificate forgery, fraud and issuance of dud cheque against a member, Saheed Popoola.

Popoola, representing Ojomu-Balogun Constituency in Offa Local Government area, was the only member who did not defect to the Peoples Democratic Party with other 23 lawmakers during last Wednesday’s plenary session.

Justice T.S Umar, in a motion exparte filed by Salman Jawondo, counsel to Popoola, ordered the Assembly not to engage in any act that could deny the lawmaker his privileges.

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Umar held that the legislator was democratically elected by the people of Balogun-Ojomu in Offa LGA as their representative for a period of four years on the ticket of the All Progressive Congress.

The judge ordered the Principal Officers and Standing Committees of the Assembly not to take any action on the allegations until the…

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