A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker representing Delta State in the House of Representatives, Mutu Ebomo, is under investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over alleged forgery and impersonation.
Naija News reports that the Lawmaker was said to have presented forged secondary school and university degree certificates for elections at different times.
Ebomo, has been the representative of Bomadi/Patani federal constituency in the house since 1999.
The lawmaker is also facing an accusation of using two different names- Solo Ogoh and Mutu Nicholas Ebomo, to contest elections in 1999 and 2003.
His probe follows a petition to the anti-graft agency by a lawyer, Fayenengigha Jacob, on behalf of the Reps candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the last general election in the state, Prince Collins Eselemo.
The allegation against Ebomo is also said to be contained in his accuser’s petition before the Delta State Election Petitions Tribunal in suit EPT/DT/HR/08/2019.
The anti-corruption agency was said to have asked the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to authenticate the certificates presented to the INEC by Ebomo for elections.
This News Platform understands that an ICPC source has revealed that the commission has already written to the Federal Ministry of Education to confirm the certificate that the lawmaker claimed from St. Clement University, Caicos Island, British West India.
We are expecting the ministry to furnish the detail of their findings to us in order to establish the veracity of the allegations against the lawmaker,” the official was quoted to have said.