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EFCC information fees in opposition to legal professionals ‘who ‘rigged’ NBA 2018 elections’

By Robert Egbe

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) has filed cyber fraud fees in opposition to two legal professionals who allegedly rigged the August 2018 Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NBA) nationwide elections.

The anti-graft company accused Sarah Omeigha Ajibola, and John Ozovehe Demide of manipulating the election in favour of incumbent NBA President Mr Paul Usoro SAN.

It alleged that they altered 1004 eligible voters’ private particulars and solid votes for Usoro by impersonating voters.

The company filed a 14-count cost in opposition to the duo final Might 5, on the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Lagos.

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The go well with, marked FHC/L/118c/2020, was signed by EFCC counsel Mr Rotimi Oyedepo Iseoluwa. It’s but to be assigned to a choose.

In accordance with the cost, the duo conspired and knowingly altered “the e-mail and telephone numbers of about 1004 eligible voters of the NBA 2018 elections with the intention that such inauthentic information might be acted upon as real through the mentioned election.”

This 12 months’s election will maintain on July 24 and 25.

Counts three and 4 of the cost are as follows: “That you just, Sarah Omeigha Ajibola and John Ozovehe Demide someday in August 2018, knowingly altered the e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of about 1004 eligible voters of the NBA 2018 Nationwide elections and… thereby dedicated an offence opposite to and punishable underneath Part 13 of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention and so forth) Act, 2015.

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“Rely 4: “That you just, John Ozovehe Demide someday on the 19th of August 2018, inside the Jurisdiction of this court docket fraudulently used the distinctive identification options comparable to Title and Supreme Courtroom Enrolment Quantity SCN043280 of 1 Gabriel Abijo Oladipo to vote as the identical Gabriel Abijo Oladipo by way of your Smile modem on IP handle 169.159.65.190, to vote with intent of gaining electoral benefit in favour of Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN) who was one of many Presidential Aspirants through the 2018 Nigerian Bar Affiliation elections and also you thereby dedicated an offence opposite to and punishable underneath Part 22(2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention and so forth) Act, 2015 underneath the identical part.”

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