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Court fixes June 10 for trial of Kwara governor-elect on alleged certificate scam


An Ilorin High Court, presided over by Justice Adenike Akinpelu, has fixed June 10, 2019 for mention in a suit accusing Kwara State governor-elect, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, of submitting forged WASCE certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state.

One Adekunle Oluwafemi Abraham, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Apado Ward in the Ilorin East Local Council of the state had instituted the case.

Meanwhile, the claimant’s lawyer, Oludele Lawrence Ola, said that the defendant lawyer was yet to file a defence but only filed a memorandum of appearance.

Also, the defendant’s lawyer, Lawal Jimoh, who stated that his client was served the notice of the suit on May 2, 2019, said that appearance was filed immediately.

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