Result falsification: ICPC arraigns ex-Presidential aide, Obono-Obla

Posted On 11 Oct 2021
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Result falsification: ICPC arraigns ex-Presidential aide, Obono-Obla




The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has again, arraigned Okoi Obono-Obla, over the falsification and forgery of school results.

Obono-Obla was chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel (SPIP), however, suspended on account of the allegations.

He was arraigned on by the anti-graft agency on Monday before the Plateau State high court for allegedly using forged results to gain admission to study law at the University of Jos (UNIJOS).

On July 1, 2020, the ICPC had Instituted a 10-count charge against the former presidential aide with result falsification and forgery as part of it but later withdrew the charges.

Obono-Obla was later re-arraigned at the FCT high court on July 8, 2020, alongside Aliyu Ibrahim, his senior assistant on special duties (protocol), and one Daniel Omughele, managing director of ABR Global Petroleum Resources Limited, on a 10-count charge bordering on diversion of N19.9 million meant for furnishing the SPIP office.

On March 17, 2021, the charges were amended and Obono-Obla and Ibrahim were re-arraigned on a five-count charge.

The charges relating to result falsification and charges were dropped to be refiled at the Plateau high court in Jos because the offence was committed in the state.

Upon arraignment, yesterday, Obono-Obla pleaded not guilty. He was later granted bail in the sum of N1 million with one surety.

In the fresh charge, ICPC accused him of forging O’Level results to study law in the 1985/86 academic session in the University of Jos (UNIJOS).

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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies. READ MORE ABOUT AUTHOR