By Kenneth Atavti
Justice John Tsoho of the federal High court Abuja yesterday, ordered that self acclaimed private investigator Chief. Victor Uwajeh to appear before the court on the 13 February, 2018 to take his plea on charges bordering on forgery, impersonation and fraud or face warrant of arrest.
The federal government had filed charges against the embattled Uwajeh for allegedly trying to obtaining money through fraudulent means against a serving senator representing Anambra south senatorial District, Senator Andy Uba.
At the yesterday sitting, Chief Victor Uwajeh was absent in court.
The court had fixed yesterday date to enable the embattled Uwajeh take his plea.
Embattled Uwajeh had dragged Senator Andy Uba, to court over alleged refusal to pay the sum of £1.9 million debt.
Following police thorough investigations based on the petition Senator Uba wrote to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, the police investigations indicted him (Uwajeh).
In the suit filed before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, the plaintiff, Chief Victor Uwajeh, who claimed to be a private investigator based in the United Kingdom, through his lawyer, Anthony Agbonlahor, accused Uba of non-payment of his professional fees for services rendered by him pursuant to his two power of attorneys dated December 28, 2012 and January 5, 2013.
Also in the suit, the plaintiff accused Uba of being an impostor in relation to his academic credentials.
In the suit marked CV/2063/16, the plaintiff told the court how Uba forged his West African Examination Council Certificate results as well as his Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and several other academic credentials which the police investigations revealed that all the said documents he was parading were allgedly forged.
According to Uwajeh, in the suit, Senator Uba engaged his services for an assignment in United Kingdom Border Agency and in the United States of America.
The plaintiff said in order to make the work easier for him, Senator Uba gave him the data pages of both his American passport and Nigerian passport.
He said: “The American passport has number: 447634761 which expires February 28, 2018 while the Nigerian passport has: A04241210 and it is to expire September, 2017.”
The plaintiff said in executing the mandate, he travelled to the US several times and engaged the services of a lawyer who was mandated to attend every court session in the US to dispose off a warrant of arrest and eventually settle the case, which was instituted by the US Government against Senator Uba.
According to the court process before the FCT High Court in Abuja, before the recent investigations by the police that nailed Uwajeh, the case against the defendant in the US court relates to his property at 7012 N. LA Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, California, constituting a health hazard as the building was dilapidated and over-grown with weeds, reptiles and insects.
Uwajeh had claimed that “Despite being served notices to abate the nuisance, the defendant refused. The house was being inhabited by one of his wives and other family members even in that appalling state,” the plaintiff said in the suit before the High Court.
The plaintiff said he successfully discharge his obligation to the defendant in relation to the case referred to, but has not being paid his fees.
At the last proceedings before the federal government filed charges before a federal High court Abuja, presiding judge, Justice Sylvester Origi,said that the matter could not proceed as the plaintiff lawyer asked the court to adjourned the matter to enable all the parties settled out of court which senator UBA insisted that he is not disposed to the arrangement urging the court to do the needful.
The judge further adjourned the suit on the instance of the plaintiff (Uwajeh) for the outcome of the out of court settlement and report back to the court .