The lawmaker representing Ajaokuta federal constituency in Kogi state, Lawal Idirisu, on Saturday, February 22, said the report on a fresh certificate forgery suit against him is pure blackmail and malicious. Idirisu’s counsel, Tawada Adams, said the publication was intended to mislead the Nigerian Police and the general public on the matter. Adams said publication is purely politically motivated as the issue of the alleged forgery against Idirisu has since been settled by superior courts of the land.
He said the report is coming from unminded people who have tried through the courts without success and have now resorted to cheap blackmail, despite the clear position of the courts on this issue.
Adams said: “It is worthy of note that the following cases have addressed the nagging issues of forgery of national diploma certificate and West African Examination certificates against Hon. Aloysius Okino Adeiza: Court of appeal Abuja, in CA/A/EPT/647/2015; Court of Appeal Abuja, in CA/A/408/2019; Federal High Court Abuja, in FHC/ABJ/CS/1264/2018; Supreme Court, In SC/894/2019; High Court Abuja, in FCT/HC/CV/724/2019 (particularly at page 25 lines 11 to 16 of the said Judgment) and Court of Appeal Abuja, in CA/A/EPT/852/2019 (particularly at page 10 lines 3 to 10 of the said Judgment).”
He also urged the general public to disregard the latest publication on the fresh suit, as it is highly subjudice.
“We, therefore, contend that any other criminal allegation instituted on the same facts of forgery against Hon. Lawal Muhammadu Idirisu amounts to an abuse of court process, in which the complainant, Hon. Aloysius Okino Adeiza has been estopped from raising similar complaints,” Adams said.