Abuja - An Abuja High Court on Thursday discharged
and acquitted Victor Uwajeh, of impersonating a staff member of the Economic
and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
In his judgment, Justice Ugochukwu Ogakwu, held that the entire case of the prosecution against Uwajeh was based on 'suspicion'.
Ogajwu held that the prosecution failed to prove the guilt of the accused from all the evidences before the court.
"The court holds that the prosecution failed to prove the case of
forgery, extortion and impersonation beyond reasonable doubts.
"The prosecution also failed to prove its case as none of the
witnesses, testified that the accused was directly linked to any act of
forgery, impersonation and extortion.
"The prosecution also failed throughout the duration of the case to
present petitions written against the accused by any individual or group
"The six-count criminal charge dated Jan. 13, 2010, fails and is
hereby struck out. The accused is discharged and acquitted,’’ the court
It will be recalled that Uwajeh was arraigned on charges of forgery,
impersonation, forgery and false issuance of fake EFCC complimentary
cards to defraud members of the public.