Senator representing Anambra South, Andy Uba, has been accused of forging his O-level certificate from the West African Examinations Council, WAEC. The accusation was made by an Abuja-based private investigator, Victor Uwajeh.
Uwajeh alleged that apart from forging his certificate, Uba also owes him £1.9 million in legal fees. He claimed to have taken the case to court in 2016 when Uba refused to pay him.
He explained that he had met Uba in 2012 when he had problems with the United Kingdom authorities. He said that he was contacted, being a British citizen and a private investigator, to help lift his ban from entering the country.
He alleged that one of the documents, his WAEC certificate, made available to him was found to be fake.
"He presented a lot of documents to be presented to the UK authorities, some forged documents WAEC certificate and others which were part of the documents filed in court.
"WAEC confirmed that the certificate Nnamdi Uba is parading is a fake document and I expect the authorities to look into this vehemently because forgery in the national assembly is alarming and I feel the media is crucial to straightening issues in Nigeria," he said.
Uwajeh claimed to have also helped Uba out when an arrest warrant was issued against him in Los Angeles in 2015.
In reaction to Uwajeh's claims, Uba has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, accusing him of spreading falsehood.