Police opens investigation against federal lawmaker for alleged forgery

The police have opened investigation into the case of forgery against a member of the House of Representatives, Lawal Idris.

PoliceThis was sequel to a petition to the Inspector-General of Police by a House of Representatives aspirant under the All Progressives Congress in Kogi state, Mr. Yusuf Balogun.

The petitioner had alleged irregularities, inconsistencies and forgery in the lawmaker’s certificate and documents.

While confirming the story, a senior Police officer who is involved in the investigation said the lawmaker was invited by the Police for investigation.

The Kogi state indigene representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, is expected to report to the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Unit at the Old Abattoir in Garki Area of Abuja for interrogation.

Part of the petition titled ‘Petition Against Irregularities, Inconsistencies and Forgery In Lawal Idris Certificate And Documents,’ dated October 18, 2018, was acknowledged by the office of the IGP on Oct 24, 2018 and obtained by newsmen read in part, “Idris in a sworn affidavit with INEC in form CF 001 in 2014 claimed to be born in the United Kingdom while in an attached declaration of age to the said form, he was born in Ajaokuta.

”Idris is bearing five different names in his various documents but swore a statutory affidavit saying he was bearing three different names: Lawal Muhammadu Idris, Lawal Alhaji Idris, and Lawal Muhammed Idris.”

The petitioner further accused Idris of forging his West African Examination certificate and tax receipt.

“Whereas in his APC membership card and State of Origin Form, he is bearing Lawal Idris, in one of his 2014 tax receipt he is bearing Idris Lawal; Idris forged his WAEC result.

The WAEC result he used in the affidavit sworn with INEC in year 2014 where he passed six subjects were forged and was contested in court by the PDP in 2015,” Balogun further alleged.