The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC have arraigned a former presidential aide, Okoi Obono-Obla, over allegations of certificate forgery.
Obono-Obla is the former Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel SPIP for the Recovery of Public Property.
He was charged with two counts before Justice C.L. Dabup of the Jos Judicial Division of the High Court of Plateau State, a statement by ICPC’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua,
ICPC maintained its allegations that the former SPIP chair presented a fake result with a credit pass in English Literature to the University of Jos, with which he secured admission to study law.
But Obono-Obla was said to have entered a not guilty plea on each of the two counts when they were read to him.
Thereafter, his counsel, M.A. Agara, filed an application in which he urged the court to grant his client bail on self-recognisance.
Obono-Obla’s counsel had also filed a motion contesting the jurisdiction of the court on the matter, as well as accused the prosecution of bringing a defective charge before the court.
Justice Dabup, in her ruling on the bail application, admitted Obono-Obla to bail in the sum of N1 million with one surety in like sum.