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Court acquits man charged with impersonating EFCC staff

10 October 2013, 17:57

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 of persons.

"The six-count criminal charge dated Jan. 13, 2010, fails and is hereby struck out. The accused is discharged and acquitted,’’ the court held.

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.



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