THE national Chairman of Action Alliance Party of Nigeria (AA), Kenneth Obidiche on Monday has been arraigned at Osogbo Magistrate court over forgery and altering of Independent National Electoral Commission’s, INEC document.
Kenneth, who is also a lawyer was charged on four count charges on felony to wit forgery/ making force statement to public officers/altering and thereby an offence contrary to Section 516 of the criminal code cap 34 vol 2 laws of Osun state 2002.
Count two of the case read: that the chairman “did forge INEC and seal and present same as genius without lawful authority to INEC during the gubernatorial primary election of the Action Alliance in Osun state, hereby committed offence contract to Section 465 and punishable under section 467 criminal cap 34 vol 2 laws of Osun state 2002.
News had it that the chairman was kidnapped but was later known that he was arrested.
The legal council represented zone 11 command of police, James Famuyimi told the court that the chairman has been elusive to arrest for over one year and asked the court to reject the bail argument of the accused lawyer.
The accused counsel, K.A Salawu pleaded to the court grant the chairman’s bail on a liberal term.
He asked the Magistrate court to grant the party chairman bail on self recognition as he has being on bar for about 15 years and that the he is a well known in Nigeria adding that the charges against him are minor.
Magistrate Risikat Olayemi granted the party chairman bail on the sum 200,000 naira and adjourned the case to Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
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