Ondo Commissioner discovered Governor's signature was forged ...writes Deputy Gov., Aiyedatiwa + forensic reports

Dec 9, 2023 - 00:47
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Ondo Commissioner discovered Governor's signature was forged ...writes Deputy Gov., Aiyedatiwa + forensic reports
Ondo Gov. Akeredolu

By Adetokunbo FAKEYE 

Nigeria - Ondo State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Razaq Obe, on Friday, 8th of December, 2023 said the signature of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, is being forged.


According to Obe, he discovered irregularities in a document that was returned to his Ministry through the office of the Secretary to the State Government, SSG.


He said on discovery of the irregularities, he wrote a letter to the deputy governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in which he highlighted the discrepancies in the signature.


The commissioner maintained that, with the severity of the situation, he sought the assistance of forensic experts to authenticate the governor’s signature.


He said that, based on the forestic report, it was confirmed that the signature was indeed forged.


Obe, who called for immediate action to be taken over the situation, described it as a disturbing development.


The letter dated December 7, 2023, reads inter alia: "I write to bring to your attention a critical matter that requires immediate action. It has been confirmed that the signature of Mr Governor on a certain document has been forged.


"The irregularities in the signature were first observed when a file from my ministry was returned through the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).


"This is the only file that has been returned so far out of the five files that were sent for Mr Governor’s approval about two months ago".


Below is the Commissioner's letter and the Forensic Reports.

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