At the Federal High Court of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, it was a shocked to the people at the gallery when the case of a member of the House of Representative was called, the case between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Mr. Nse Ekpenyong, a member of the House of Representatives.
Mr. Nse Ekpenyong is currently standing a charge of certificate forgery case, he is allegedly remanded in Uyo prisons custody for failing to meet and perfect his bail terms on the day of his arraignment at the court.
The Registrar of the Court read the charge sheet to the accused Mr. Nse Ekpenyong with nine count charges arising from the certificate forgery of a national diploma of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. Mr. Nse Ekpenyong pleaded not guilty to the charge sheet.
One of the count states as followings “That you Nse Bassey Ekpenyong on or about November 22, 2012, at Uyo, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did make a document to wit: Abia State Polytechnic National Diploma Certificate in Business Administration with No. 001181 dated November 22, 2012 with intent that, it may be acted upon as genuine which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (2) (C) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M 17 of the Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007 and punishable under section 1 (2) of the same Act”.
Mr. Nse Ekpenyong was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Uyo by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday over forgery saga, represents Oron Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Emmanuel Isangedoho, Counsel to Mr. Nse Ekpenyong argued for his client bail application terms, while the EFCC was represented by Mr. Ahmed Arogha.
The Hon. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, made an order over the bail application in sum of N10 million with sureties and same was granted.
The Court further stated that the matter would be given accelerated hearing.
Case adjourned till 12 April, 2017 for hearing