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Fraud: Ezekwesili submits evidence against Omojuwa to IGP, demands prosecution

Former presidential candidate Oby Ezekwesili has written a petition to the Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali, demanding the prosecution of the founder and chief strategist of Alpha Reach Company Limited Japheth Omojuwa for alleged fraud.

The petition was dated April 14, 2021, but was received at the Force Headquarters on April 15.

In the petition signed by Marshal Abubakar of Falana and Falana chambers, Ezekwesili said Omojuwa fraudulently listed her name as a director in the firm without her permission.

Ezekwesili said when she was informed of the development, she quickly called Omojuwa to confirm if she was ever listed as a director at Alpha Reach but he denied it.

The former minister subsequently attached as evidence, communications between herself and Omojuwa wherein the blogger allegedly stated that he never listed her as a director in the company.

But Omojuwa had in an open letter addressed to Ezekwesili on Tuesday said he obtained her permission before listing her as a director.

Her petition read in part, “It is our brief that our client promptly contacted Japheth Omojuwa to confirm whether he forged her signature and other incorporation documents and processes but he informed her that the Alpha Reach Company Limited is his company and that she is not involved in it at all.

“Please find attached the referenced communication between our client and Mr. Japheth Omojuwa.”

Ezekwesili further stated that she requested for the incorporation documents from Omojuwa and he promised to make them available to her within the week but he never did.

“We submit that the foregoing infractions amount to forgery, fraudulent misrepresentation and egregious breach of extant provisions of the Penal Code Law, the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 and the Companies and Allied Matters Act deserving of investigation and prosecution,” her petition further read.

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