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EFCC arraigns A’Ibom Rep for certificate forgery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a serving member of the House of Representatives, Nse Ekpenyong, before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that Ekpenyong was arraigned on nine counts bordering on forgery.

Ekpenyong, who represents Oron Federal Constituency of Akwa- Ibom State in the National Assembly, was alleged to have forged  an Abia State Polytechnic Ordinary National Diploma Certificate and uttered a December 1999 West African Senior School Certificate and thereby committed perjury before an Electoral Tribunal where he claimed that the certificates were genuine.

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