An Abuja Area Court in Karmo on Friday dismissed the case of certificate forgery filed against Ahmed Ndakene, representing Idu/Moro/Pategi Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
Mr Ndakene was brought before the court to answer a criminal complaint on the alleged criminal breach of section 88(1), 89(3) and 109c of the Administrative Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015.
The complainant, Mahmud Babako, a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election that Mr Ndakene emerged winner, under the All Progressive Congress, alleged that Mr Ndakene forged his certificates.
Mr Babako also alleged that the said forged document was presented to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the form he used to contest for the election.
Delivering judgment, Justice Ismail Jibril dismissed the suit.
Mr Jibril held that the decision of the court was based on the police report earlier read by the court clerk.
The judge in addition discharged the defendant and ordered that a copy of the police report be made available to the counsel representing both parties.
The prosecution argued that the police was tasked by law to find out the authenticity of the credentials presented and used by Ndakene for the election, whether they were forged or not.
In a report, the police also said they wrote to INEC, West African Examination Council (WAEC) and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.