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Ex-bank chairman, Ifegwu’s alleged forgery suit for December 10

By Joseph Onyekwere   |   23 November 2015   |   11:32 pm  

courtJustice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court, Lagos would on December 10 hear the suit filed by the former chairman of defunct Citizens International Bank Limited, Lady Joyce Dike Udensi Ifegwu, praying the court to determine whether the Police can investigate an allegation of forgery of marriage certificate against her for a second time.

According to her originating summons marked as FHC/L/CS/1319/15, the former banker wants the court to determine whether the Police is still entitled to reinvestigate or investigate her, after men and officers of the Nigerian Police Force in zone 2 command headquarters, Onikan had concluded investigation of the allegations previously.

Listed as respondents in the suit which was filed on her behalf by the chambers of Bayo Osipitan and Co. are Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi and one Inspector Justus Ogar.

The daughter of the applicant, Mrs Nnenna Enweliku, nee Dike Udensi had written a petition against her mother to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone two on January 27, 2014 alleging that her mother was not legally married to her father and that the marriage certificate she presented for the purpose of getting letter of administration for the estate of their late father, Lord Chief Dike Udensi Ifegwu was forged.

Dissatisfied with the outcome of that investigation by zone two Police command, she wrote a second one to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja detailing the manner and nature of the forgery.

As a result, fresh investigation into the allegation was launched by the Police, following which the applicant filed the suit seeking to halt a possible arraignment by the Police on the same matter.

Her application is supported by a 37 paragraph affidavit where she swore that she was lawfully married under the Marriage Act, Native Law and Customs to the late Udensi Ifegwu until his death on July 18, 2012.



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