A group, Nigerian Lawyers Renaissance Forum has called Mr Victor Uwajeh, who accused Sen. Andy Uba of WAEC certificate forgery to appear in court.
In a statement issued by Barrister Jide Oyekan and Barrister Nnamdi Ugbojikwe, the group insisted that if Uwajeh had nothing to hide, the he should appear in court.
According to the statement, they were compelled to write owing to a recent publication that accused the Police IGP Ibrahim Idris of scuttling the certificate forgery allegation in favour of Andy Uba.
They therefore urged the Police IG to disregard all distractions and proceed with the prosecution of Uwajeh whom they said had forged documents as evidence of his allegation.
The group insisted that the allegation was just an attempt to blackmail senator Uba who represents Anambra South Senatorial district in the National Assembly.
The Renaissance recalled that after the initial allegation, Sen. Uba had reported the matter to the Police who then invited Uwajeh for questioning after which it was discovered that the documents he tendered were false.
“The criminal summons constituted a four count charge before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court Abuja over allegations bordering on fraud, possession of false documents and forgery.
“However, Mr. Uwajeh has since then been on the run as the government through the prosecuting counsel has not been able to serve Uwajeh with the criminal summons.
“It was thus to this end that the Nigerian Lawyers Renaissance Forum made its Appeal to the IGP to go ahead with the prosecution of Mr. Uwajeh who is a known scammer and serial blackmailer.
“We urged the IGP to ignore all forms of distractions such as petitions written by groups, as these persons were usually in cahoots with the likes of Uwajeh.
“We wish to note that several distinguished Nigerians of repute have fallen victim.
“Sadly, owing to the fact that we have some bad eggs still in the legal profession as does every other profession, we were surprised when we read in the news offered by online media that petitions had been written accusing the IGP of scuttling the investigation in favour of Senator Uba.
“We are much saddened by this move as it appears to be an attempt to wear upon Uwajeh the toga of a victim whereas he is the predator.
“We are therefore calling on the IGP and other interested parties to shun such distractions and carry out their duties.
If indeed Uwajeh does not have a case to answer, why then is he on the run? Why is he avoiding been served the sermons?” they queried.
The group added that they would forward a petition to the Nigerian Bar Association’s disciplinary committee to sanction some of the lawyers who are smearing the legal practice.