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Justice Mohammed Madugu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Bwari, on Tuesday, dismissed all the forgery allegations that were levelled against Chief Edozie Njoku, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), by the nigeria Police.
Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the Police had on November 22, 2022, charged Chief Njoku and the Youth leader of APGA, Chukwuemeka Nwoga, to court over a purported allegation of conspiring with others at large to alter a judgment of the Supreme Court delivered by Justice Mary Peter Odili (rtd).
Justice Madugu, while delivering judgment, dismissed all the 14-count charges preferred against the APGA Chairman by the police.
The court held that due to “lack of sufficient and credible evidence, the prosecution has failed woefully to prove its case against the defendants.
“I find the 1st defendant, Chief Edozie Njoku and the 2nd defendant, Chukwuma Nwoga not guilty as charged, and therefore they have been discharged and acquitted” Justice Madugu ordered.
The defence counsel had urged the court to discharge and acquit the defendants because the police had failed woefully to discharge the burden of proof solely placed on them by law.
The court adopted the issue formulated by the defence counsel to determine whether the prosecution had proven its case against the defendants beyond reasonable doubt.