Katsina APC Senator Elect Drags to Court Over False Information, Forgery
A Katsina based activist, Shehu Dahiru has dragged before the Chief Magistrate Court , Funtua, the Senator elect for Kastina South Senatorial district on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Alhaji Bello Mandiya over an allege false information and forgery.
According to the application for direct criminal complaint of false information and forgery with case No-:CMC/FT/92DC/19, the activist sought for a criminal summons to be issued against the defendant.
The complainant in a copy of the application made available to newsmen in Kaduna averred that during the February 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Election, the defendant contested and Health won the Katsina South (Funtua Zone) Senatorial seat under the platform of APC.
The complainant however ,alleged that “the defendant in filling form CF001 of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) more particularly at page 3 paragraph D(1) stated that he voluntarily retired from the civil service in the 2001 and no more and the above declaration was made under Oath.
” while it is a notorious fact that the Defendant is the Chief of Staff at Government House, Katsina. As can be seen from his Pay Slip for the month of February, 2019 which shows that the Defendant contested and won the election while under the employment of Katsina State Government.
” It is on thisnptemise that a complaint of False information contrary to the section 140 and the forgery contrary to section 364 all of the penal code is lodged against the Defendant.
The application was filed by the complainant’s counsels Lawal Amah Esq, Umar Hassan Esq of the Nagari Chambers.
The case comes up for hearing on the 28th May, 2019 in Funtua.