Forged Yar’adua’s signature; IGP Onovo asked to investigate

The CNPP has written to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ogbonna Onovo, asking him to investigate the alleged forgery of President Yar’adua’s signature on the 2009 Supplementary Budget. The CNPP’s lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, wrote the petition letter to the IG. The letter reads in part, ”Following the official announcement last week that President Umaru Yar’Adua had signed the 2009 Supplementary

 Appropriation Bill on his sick bed at the King Faisal Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, our client took steps to verify the report.

”To its utter dismay our client has confirmed that the signature of the President and the Seal of the Federal Republic of Nigeria were forged by some persons in the Presidency.

”You will no doubt agree with us that if this particular allegation of the forgery of the signature of the President and the seal of the Government of the Federation is not unravelled, the perpetrators may be encouraged to engage in the fraudulent manipulation of other vital documents with dire consequences on the integrity of governance and national security of the country.

”In the light of the foregoing, our client has instructed us to request you to use your good offices to set the engine in motion for the investigation and prosecution of those who carried out the nefarious act.

”If you fail or refuse to accede to our client‘s request within seven days of the receipt of this letter, we shall not hesitate to seek the leave of the Federal High Court to compel you to carry out your statutory duty in the circumstances.”