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Governor Bello To Appear In Court On Friday Over Certificate Forgery

Governor Bello will appear in court on Friday over certificate forgery.     

Funsho Akinwale

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, will on Friday, June 28, appear before the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Minna, the Niger State capital.

The lead counsel to the governor, Samuel Okutepa, had promised the court in the last sitting that he would produce his client (governor) in court to throw more light and clear the air against his petitioners, Umar Nsako, and the Peoples Democratic Party.

“My client has nothing to hide as such he will appear to testify during the sitting,” Okutepa said while tendering his request to the court.

The counsel to the petitioners, Mohammed Ndayako, on Thursday, said he would make available witnesses who will counter Bello on Friday.

Some of the evidences before the court are the forms CF001 filled by the governor stating University of Maiduguri Degree certificate in the name of Abubakar Sani Bello and dated November 2, 1993.

“His National Youth Service Corps certificate dated May 1, 1993; All Progressives Congress membership card; Primary school certificate dated 2006 in the name of Ahmed Mohammed and two copies of original National Examination Council certificates of June and November 2008.”

“Copies of declaration of age, one deposed to in a Minna High Court and signed by Bello, and the other deposed to, in a Kaduna High Court and signed by Colonel Sani Bello, father to the state governor,’ said one of the witnesses