Police Didn’t Indict Anti-graft Campaigner, Suraju For Forging Documents Against Nigeria’s Ex-Attorney-General Adoke—Report

Olanrewaju Suraju, Chairman of anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), was by no means indicted within the report launched by the police on its investigation into alleged forgery of paperwork to malign a former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, SaharaReporters has learnt. 

According to a police report obtained by SaharaReporters, Suraju was not discovered responsible of forging any paperwork towards Adoke. 

Police Didn’t Indict Anti-graft Campaigner, Suraju For Forging Documents Against Nigeria's Ex-Attorney-General Adoke—Report 2

A supply aware about the problem additionally famous that Suraju by no means cast any paperwork towards the previous Minister.

“This report never indicted Lanre Suraju for forgery, because he never forged any documents,” the supply famous.


Adoke, a kind of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting for alleged fraud in reference to the OPL 245 saga, popularly known as the Malabu scandal, had petitioned the police accusing some unnamed individuals of circulating fabricated proof towards him to unduly incriminating him.


The former Attorney-General stated an electronic mail submitted to a court docket in Italy was by no means written by him as claimed similar to the tape of a purported interview he granted an Italian journalist.

Adoke requested the police to assist uncover those that manufactured these items of proof and produce them to guide.


A two-page report signed by the top of the IGP Monitoring Unit, Ibrahim Musa, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, accused Suraju of resorting to media trial. 


Although dated September 2, the report carried the date of certification of September 3.


The report learn partly, “A thorough investigation was carried out and in the course of investigation, it was evident that Mr Olarenwaju Suraju of Human and Environmental Development Agenda, an unregistered organisation, without verifying the authenticity of the purported telephone interview and email proceeded to use the social media handle of @HedaAgenda on Twitter and @HedaResourceCentre on Facebook to disseminate same.


“And when invited by the Police to substantiate his claims, he feigned sickness, jumped bail and resorted to issuing press statements maligning the Police, writing frivolous counter petitions and filing civil suits in Court against the IGP Monitoring Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja and the Police, aimed to undermine the investigation and to evade the course of justice.


“That the claims made by Mr. Olarewaju Suraju that, his foreign partners, national and international media agencies are the authors of the information he shared is misleading as he was the one issuing the press statements that were published by these media agencies.


“That the totality of the conduct of Olarewaju Suraju is a calculated attempt to resort to media trial and to falsify relationship between Mohamed Bello Adoke, SAN, and Aliyu Abubakar while their cases are still ongoing in Court, thereby misleading the public, of which elements of a prima facie case of cyber-stalking, giving false information to misled public officer, injurious falsehood and criminal defamation with intent to incite exist.”

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Police Didn’t Indict Anti-graft Campaigner, Suraju For Forging Documents Against Nigeria's Ex-Attorney-General Adoke—Report

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