The All Progressives Congress has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Lagos praying for an order to compel the Inspector-General of Police to launch an investigation into allegations of forgery and perjury against the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party for the forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi.
In the new suit filed through its lawyer, Olukayode Enitan, SAN, the APC is praying the court to compel the IG “to discharge his public duty to investigate the 2nd defendant (Gbadamosi) for the allegations of forgery, perjury, fraud and failure to participate in the one-year mandatory National Youth Service.”
The APC had earlier alleged that Gbadamosi forged the results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, which he submitted along with Forms EC9 and CF001 to the Independent National Electoral Commission as part of his qualification for contesting in the bye-election.
The APC also claimed that the Form EC9, which Gbadamosi submitted to INEC, contains inconsistent statements.
According to the APC, the allegation against Gbadamosi “are offenses under sections 465, 467 and 117 of the Criminal Code Act 2004 and the NYSC Act, for which the 1st defendant (IG) ought to investigate and prosecute the 2nd defendant (Gbadamosi).”
In an earlier suit filed through Kemi Pinheiro, SAN, the APC had claimed that its check on the website of West African Examination Council showed that Gbadamosi, in 1985, registered and sat for eight WASSCE subjects but the certificate he submitted to INEC indicated that he only registered for and took five subjects.
The PDP and Gbadamosi had earlier, through a suit by their lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, sought the disqualification of the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over alleged possession of two voter cards.