On Police Harassment Of Senator Alphonsus Uba-Igbeke

By Festus Keyamo

It has come to our knowledge that the Nigeria Police Force has been discreetly mounting a surveillance to arrest our client, Senator Alphonsus Uba-Igbeke. We understand that an invitation (which Senator Igbeke has not received) was sent to the Clerk of the National Assembly inviting Senator Igbeke to Police Headquarters.

These actions of the Nigeria Police Force are in complete violation of the Rule of Law, an existing court order and the fundamental rights of Senator Alphonsus Igbeke for the following reasons:

 1.  Senator Igbeke contested and won the P.D.P primaries for the Anambra North Senatorial district, defeating five other opponents, including one John Emeka.

2. The P.D.P then duly forwarded the result of the primary elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

3. However, when Senator Igbeke got wind that his name was to be substituted with that of John Emeka, he exercised his constitutional right by filing a pre-election suit at the Federal High Court (Suit No.: FHC/ABJ.CS/189/2011: Senator Alphonsus Igbeke V. INEC & Ors) in which he challenged the move to substitute him. He tendered in court, through affidavit evidence, the result of the P.D.P primary election in Anambra State.

4. The Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Hon. Justice Kafarati, in a well-considered judgment delivered on the 17th day of March, 2011, declared Senator Igbeke as the authentic P.D.P candidate for Anambra North Senatorial District. Dissatisfied, John Emeka appealed against the said decision. That Appeal is still pending.

5. However, the opponent of Senator Igbeke, still desperate to stop his candidacy, again ran to INEC to say that the judgment of Kafarati affirming Igbeke’s candidacy was forged by Senator Igbeke. Again, that allegation did not hold water as members of the public and the Press went to the court to confirm the judgment.
 
6.  It was at this stage that, for the first time, Igbeke’s opponent wrote a petition to the Police, in collusion with some INEC staff, that the P.D.P Primaries’ result which Senator Igbeke tendered at the Federal High Court, and upon which the court delivered judgment was forged and did not emanate from INEC. Meanwhile, INEC that participated all the while in the proceedings at the Federal High Court where the document was tendered did not complain that the document was not from INEC throughout the proceedings until judgment was delivered. A case of afterthought, indeed!

7.   However, still in a desperate bid to stall Senator Igbeke’s campaign, his opponent engaged the police to arrest Senator Igbeke over the issue of the forgery mentioned above. Still pursuing his legal remedies, Senator Igbeke again approached the Federal High Court, which gave an order restraining the Police and other law-enforcement agencies from arresting and detaining him. Find attached the court order.

8.  Despite the Court order declaring Igbeke as the authentic candidate, INEC was still bent on giving a Certificate of Return to John Emeka, which again prompted Senator Igbeke to once again approach the Federal High Court, after the elections in suit No.: FHC/ABJ/476/2011, and obtained an order compelling INEC to issue the Certificate of Return for Anambra North Senatorial District to him being the candidate who contested the election. It was at this point INEC complied and issued the Certificate of Return to Senator Igbeke. It would be recalled that the opponent of Igbeke were not candidates at the election and were not entitled to Certificate of Return and cannot even talk of having won the election.

9.  This development again angered the opponent of Senator Igbeke, an opponent that is enjoying the backing of a self-acclaimed godfather of Anambra politics. The said opponent then went to the Police and prevailed on them to ignore the Court order restraining the police from harassing Senator Igbeke over matters pending before the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal.

10.  Nigerians will recall that it was these same people that misused the police in the same manner in 2007 when they got the late AIG Ige to abduct a sitting governor (Dr. Chris Ngige) in Anambra State in an attempt to brazenly and unlawfully remove him from office. The said AIG Ige later died in frustration when he was dismissed from the Force for his foolhardiness. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

11. It would equally be recalled that it was these same people who attempted but failed to prevent Senator Igbeke from assuming his rightful seats in both 2003 and 2007 in the House of Representatives and Senate respectively. They are at it again.

12. It would be recalled that so many judges have also been dismissed from the Bench in the hands of these same people. Their stock-in-trade is to misuse the institutions of the State for their personal ends.

13. The whole purpose of the latest conspiracy is to arrest Senator Igbeke, frame a charge of forgery against him, charge him to court, remand him in prison custody and prevent him from being part of the inauguration of the new National Assembly on June, 2nd, 2011, again using the institutions of the State to achieve this.

14. We call upon the Inspector-General of Police to immediately stop the witch-hunting of Senator Igbeke, a serving Senator and Senator-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

15. If this is not done, we shall have no other option but to commence contempt proceedings against the Police.

 

Thank you.

 

FESTUS KEYAMO, ESQ.

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RX4Z5

A day before the match, at the cabaret ground stayed board room in, the promise D Chinese forest is convening the last military tactics meeting.

police harassment

Stop pursuing Ubanesse. He always gets through a revolving door on someone else push. It is kept so by the Almighty. If Uba commited all the crime in the world, he still gets to his position today and nobody stoped him. Stop pursuing him before you run into a pit. You can;t change his destiny.
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police harassment

Stop pursuing Ubanesse. He always gets through a revolving door on someone else push. It is kept so by the Almighty. If Uba commited all the crime in the world, he still gets to his position today and nobody stoped him. Stop pursuing him before you run into a pit. You can;t change his destiny.
www.homecrest.blogspot.com

Stop pursuing Ubanesse. He

Stop pursuing Ubanesse. He always gets through a revolving door on someone else push. It is kept so by the Almighty. If Uba commited all the crime in the world, he still gets to his position today and nobody stoped him. Stop pursuing him before you run into a pit. You can;t change his destiny.
www.homecrest.blogspot.com

keyamo keyamo

Keyamo is a press lawyer. He is not a lawyers lawyer. I know him very well. I also know how he cannot perform to the top without the press. He amplifiy his lies through the press. Let Festus Keyamo come to the court room and you will all see how his cards will crumble. About the Senator Igbeke, Keyamo was not perfectly briefed about all that transpired or he was in his usual rabid manner used the press again. Keyamo, the whole world is changing and very soon there wont be room for a lawyer like you unless you change, study your brief carefully before you use the press again. Those (press boys) that are following you will wise up someday and who knows maybe you may not have a tiny footnote in history

Uba Nsugbe has defiled all odds.

Credible articles are always simple, illustrative, and unambiguos. Festus Keyamo Esq set the records straight about the position of 2011 senatorial election in Anambra North with verifiable case references. The onus is now on the representatives of John Emeka to invalidate the claims in the court of public opinion. Until that is done, Uba Nsugbe has defiled all odds against his endeavour to represent Anambra North and must be congratulated.

Uba Nsugbe has defiled all odds.

Credible articles are always simple, illustrative, and unambiguos. Festus Keyamo Esq set the records straight about the position of 2011 senatorial election in Anambra North with verifiable case references. The onus is now on the representatives of John Emeka to invalidate the claims in the court of public opinion. Until that is done, Uba Nsugbe has defiled all odds against his endeavour to represent Anambra North and must be congratulated.

i am shocked

Keyamo has always been where he can get his lucre. So why should anyone listen to Keyamo when he talks. Someday you will remember that Keyamo lost his shine in the judiciary 10years ago. When Keyamo says hi just say hello and walk away. If you believe anything by Keyamo, you will believe any thing. He belongs to the dogs

lets get it right

befor man and God nobody have ever said or reported to any authority in this country or outside country that Igbeke DUPED him or her
or tried to dup,why this 419 issue aginst a Distingished Senator of the Fedrial repoblic of Nigeria,please if anyone have any evedence let him quickly report him to the police,Keyamo is a great man, and you Annnymous, you and your father will not get to where Igbeke was b4 comeing to the National Assembly till you die,woman wraper.......... shame on you fool

Uba Igbeke is a fraud

Ubanese did not and have never contested any election is Anambra North. he is an imposter and a celebrated 419. i am suprise Keyamo agreed to represent such character.
shame

Thank you Mr Keyamo for the information

Its good that we know the facts of matters before us so as to guide our opinions and actions. Anambra State has not been peaceful politically due to the activities of some individuals in the state, however, things are changing. We all know Chief Chris Uba as a man who would do anything to achieve his goal. Thank God we have a man like Jega who respects the law, it would have been different with Iwu.

mrs okadigbo kwaa?

wich one is mrs Okadigbo?her case closed after the exit of Okwsilieze Nwodo,nobody should talk about that woman,after sevral years we have been soporting Chuba her late husband with out any minefull development from him to Anambra North people you are talking of his second or 3rd wife,TUFIA KWA,well maybe u are not from our zone,shame to those thnks that mrs okadigbo will be our senator.

so we still have good lawyers like this?

we thank God 4 good lawyers like festus kayamo,this people that burnt Anambra state in 2007 will never go free in Jesus name....,they should stop distracting our Senator or we will beg the state government to impliment the white peper on them,SENATOR IGBEKE IS OUR SERVING AND SENATOR ELECT 4 ANAMBRA NORTH NO MOOR NO LESS,THANK U KAYAMO...

GET YOUR BLOODY FACTS

GET YOUR BLOODY FACTS RIGHT!..IGBEKE DID NOT WIN. HE HAS NEVER WON ANY ELECTION,HE IS ALWAYS GOING TO COURT. THE REAL WINNER IS MRS.OKADIGBO! IGBEKE "MR BRIBE THE JUDGE" YOU THINK THE PEOPLE OF ANAMBRA NORTH DOT KNOW YOUR STORY??..IF HIS NOT CAREFUL IT WUNT BE JUST THE POLICE THAT WOULD BE HARRASSING HIM!

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