DELTA State Police Command has raised an alarm that the result of the State House of Assembly, and primary election held at Issele Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area presented by one Emeka Nwaobi was forged, altered and did not emanate from the command.
The election, contested by six aspirants, was held on November 29, 2014 at Issele Uku. The result was said to be as follows: Ejimofor Anazia, 0; Osuaozah Ifeanyi, 4; Prince Uzoma Idaboh, 24; Emeka Nwaobi, 17; Nzekwe Henry, 0; and Osy Okocha, 20; but Idaboh’s name was removed and replaced with Nwaobi as winner of the election.
Trouble started when the case of forgery was reported to the command through a written petition dated February 19, 2015 by Juri Chambers on behalf of one Prince Uzoma Idaboh against Nwaobi, DPO, Issele Uku, Division, CSP Usman Yusuf and others addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Delta State.
According to the Police Investigation Report titled, ‘‘Re Case of Forgery/Alteration’’ signed by DCP Hafiz Inuwa, Department of Criminal Investigation, Asaba, emanating from a suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1075/2014, claimed Nwaobi allegedly made a verbal request of election report to the DPO, Issele Uku before he was issued one dated November 30, 2014 contrary to the established procedure where a candidate must put up his request in writing before his request could be granted.
The report stated other irregularities as total absence of the DPO’s telephone number which was boldly printed on the letter headed paper contrary to the one presented by Nwaobi, that 30th November was Sunday and therefore not possible for possible for police to administratively open and issue such document as it it is against the established norm of the command.
Again, Inuwa revealed that the signal number CJ; 1800/DTS/I’UKU/VOL1/27 DTO291900/11/2014 and PDP result sheet number 0000620 both dated 29th November 2014 sent to the command by Yusuf confirmed the actual primary election result, contrary to the one with the number SJ;1800/DTS/0K/VOL.1/13 dated 30th November 2014 and PDP result sheet number 0000593 dated 30th November 2014 as presented by Nwaobi.