Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Criminal summons: Court orders substituted service on Uwajeh

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja on 19/04/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 471

•The accused Chief Victor Uwajeh
•The accused Chief Victor Uwajeh

 

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday granted a request seeking to serve criminal summons at the premises of the self-acclaimed United Kingdom-based private investigator, Chief Victor Uwajeh, on a four-count charge bordering on forgery, impersonation  fraud and illegally procuring forged documents.

Justice Tsoho granted the application after counsel to the Federal Government, Abubakar Alilu, informed the court that Uwajeh had for several times evaded service as he did  previously.

The FG had filed a four count charge bordering on forgery, impersonation and fraud against Uwajeh. FG alleged that Uwajeh tried to obtain money through fraudulent means from Senator Andy Uba who is representing Anambra South Senatorial District.

Uwajeh was said to have been indicted by an investigation of a crack team from the Nigerian Police Force conducted on a petition that was written to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Ibrahim Idris, by Senator Uba.

The lawmaker had in his petition, accused Uwajeh of attempting to use forged and illegally procured documents to extort money from him.

However, when the matter came up for hearing on Wednesday, Alilu informed the court that one of the court bailiff who went with the policeman at Uwajeh’s  residents was almost shot by the policeman guiding his house.

“One of the bailiff went to the address of the defendant at No. 9 Jesse Jackson Street Asokoro and was almost shot by the policemen guarding his house.

“The defendant is aware of this matter. His counsel had pleaded that he travelled to the United States and that once he returns, he will appear in court.

“I know that it is not yet ripe to make an application for a bench warrant. However, I will apply section 124 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act for leave of the court to paste a copy of the Criminal of the Criminal summon in a conspicuous part in the premises where he resides,” he said.

Justice Tsoho after listening to the submissions wondered why someone that the state wants to bring to justice will be protected by the same people looking for him, he wondered why the police will be protecting a fugitive from the law.

He urged the people going to effect the service at his residence to be careful and mindful of what had already played out.

He held that “giving the circumstances, section 124 has become inevitable. Accordingly, the application is granted. Service should be effected on Uwajeh through substituted means.”

The matter was subsequently adjourned to May 21 for arraignment.

Source News Express

Posted 19/04/2018 9:19:41 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Shiites accuse DSS of preventing El-Zakzaky access to...

Air Force unleashes remote-controlled fighter jet on Boko...

Military needs divine intervention to defeat Boko Haram,...

Jerusalem: IPOB backs Trump, US •Congratulates Israel

2015: APC considers Buhari-Fashola ticket

China clears way for life presidency

Abia, Imo indigenes drum support for Ugwuanyi’s re-election...

Exxon Mobil donates to 6 Nigerian varsities

Dangote now among top 10 most valuable African...

Talk less and let your lawyers do the...

Breaking News: DSS again disobeys court on Nnamdi...

Villagers kill “Black Jesus” who drank girls' blood...

 

Latest News PDP National Convention: Party leaders disagree over venue Labour set for nationwide strike over minimum wage Osun Election: Protesters storm INEC Office, as PDP heads to court Court orders APC to conduct fresh election within 30 days Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi Era, wins FIFA Best Player of the Year Award Security operatives swoop ‘on PDP leaders in Osogbo’ Evil son kills father to inherit millions of dollars Troops rescue 73 Boko Haram hostages Bayelsa receives N24.16bn Paris Club refunds, slams Lokpobiri over N800bn debt claim Okowa inaugurated to chair PDP Convention Planning, receives award today in New York FRSC screens 300,000 applicants for 4,000 jobs I have no regrets, says kidnapper after arrest

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (397,005 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (377,006 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,865 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,830 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,529 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,763 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,284 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,799 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,939 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,496 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,309 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (147,007 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,627) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (653) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,432) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,118) Opinion (1,111) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,740) Religion (873) Sports (1,706) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement