Member of the House of Representatives for Apa/Agatu Federal Constituency, Samuel Odagboyi Godday, on Friday, was arraigned earlier than Justice Baba Husseine of the Federal High Court in Abuja over a two-counts of perjury.
Godday was accused of utilizing a false instructional qualification to finish the Independent National Electoral Commission type to run for the Apa/Agatu Federal House of Representative Election in 2019 below the flagship of the Labour Party.
The second cost borders on the oath the accused had taken on the High Court Registry FCT, Abuja that every one the solutions, details, and particulars given within the INEC type CF001 had been true and correct.
The cost sheet learn, “That you, Hon Samuel Odagboyi Godday of the National Assembly (NASS) Abuja, FCT on or about 18th October, 2018 while at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this honorable court did intentionally furnish false information to wit your educational qualification years to complete INEC Form CF001 for the Apa/Agatu Federal House of Representative Election 2019 under the flagship of the Labour Party knowing it to be false and submitted same at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Headquarters in Abuja to deliberately mislead INEC into believing it as true and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 140 of the penal code.
“That you Hon Godday did intentionally make a false declaration on oath at the high court registry FCT, Abuja that all the answers, facts and particulars you have given in INEC form CF001 are true and correct but knowing it to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 164 and punishable under section 158 of the Penal code.”
Godday pleaded not responsible to the two-count cost.
Counsel to the accused, Godwin Obla, requested the court docket to grant his shopper bail on self-recognition.
The case was adjourned to thirteenth October, 2021. Godday formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress a month in the past at his hometown in Ogbaulu, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.