The issues surrounding who eventually remains on the seat of power in Bayelsa State appears far from being over despite the verdict of the apex and final court in Nigeria.
This follows the order by an Abuja Area Court directing the Department of State Security (DSS) to investigate a case of forgery filed against the new Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo.
Bittertruth Media recalls that this is coming few days after the Supreme Court annulled the victory of the APC in Bayelsa State on the allegation that the then deputy governor-elect forged his certificates too.
It was gathered that Ewhrudjakpo, who was in the Senate representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, was dragged before the court in Lugbe, Abuja on the allegation of presenting a forged NYSC Exemption Certificate with code No: 139708 dated Feb. 2, 1998, on his nomination form to INEC.
The plaintiff in the suit, Benjamin Youdiowei, a chieftain of APC in Bayelsa alleged that Ewhrudjakpo was still in possession of the document which he continued to use as part of his credentials.
The decision of the court for the DSS to investigate the matter follows alleged complacency by Wuye Police Station which was earlier given the case to investigate.
In his ruling, the judge, Abubakar Sadiq held that the procedure was that,“We hereby terminate the order of investigation given to the police in respect of this matter and order the DSS to investigate it”
He added that the DSS could take the matter to any court of their choice after the investigations.