The Senator, representing Anambra South in the Senate, Andy Uba, has been cleared of certificate forgery.
In a verdict on Friday, Justice Valentine Ashi of Abuja High Court dismissed the certificate forgery suit filed by one Uchenna Nnadi.
According to the Judge the law says that he who asserts must prove; and that the plaintiff failed to lead the court with further evidence.
Justice Ashi said the plaintiff should have investigated and gotten his facts from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which cleared the defendant as being eligible for elections.
He said the plaintiff should have also conducted checks at Union Secondary School, Awkunawu, Enugu State, where the defendant said he obtained his school leaving certificate as opposed to Boys’ High School, Awkunawu, which the plaintiff claimed.
The Judge dismissed the suit and said the plaintiff failed to investigate the defendant’s claims and therefore failed to prove the forgery case against him.
Nnadi had taken Uba court on the grounds that he presented a forged School certificate from Boys’ High School, Awkunawu, and so unqualified and ineligible to stand for elections.
But Uba responding to the allegation said he never presented a certificate from Boy’s High School rather he presented to INEC for clearance one from Union Secondary School, Awkunawu, the school he graduated from.
The court upheld the submission.