Certificate Forgery: Court Dismisses Suit Against Hon Benjamin Kalu, Describes It As Statute Barred And Frivolous


A High Court sitting in Umuahia the capital of Abia State has dismissed the suit filed by one Okey Ezeala Alleging forgery on the academic qualifications of the Spokesperson of the house of representatives and member Representing Bende Federal Constituency Hon Benjamin Kalu.

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Recall that AbiaPulseNews had reported that one Okey Ezeala filed a case against the lawmaker claiming that there is a discrepancy in the names appearing on his academic qualifications.

In a court judgement delivered by Justice A.O. Chijioke of the High Court in Umuahia, the judge dismissed the suit against Rep. Benjamin Kalu describing it as malicious.

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Justice Chijioke agreed with all the arguments of Rep. Benjamin Kalu’s lead Counsel, K.C Nwufor SAN, affirming that:

The matter is a pre-election matter and therefore statute barred and frivolous.

Rep. Benjamin Kalu fully complied with the law in his change of name
The claimant failed to differentiate or prove his claims of forgery and impersonation against Rep. Benjamin Kalu.

The court also agreed with K.C Nwufor SAN, that the claimant ought to have produced the original bearer of the name which Rep. Kalu was alleged to have impersonated.

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Addressing Chima Anyaso’s attempt to join the suit as a co-claimant against Rep. Benjamin Kalu, the court described it as improper and malicious.

Upon dismissing the case, the court also awarded costs against the Claimant.


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