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Ex-ministry worker dismissed for impersonation plans anti-graft protest

Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewole

A former Ministry of Health worker, Martin Ugwu, who was dismissed from service in 2015 for impersonating a medical doctor  has written to the police  for permission to lead an anti-corruption protest in Abuja.

The dismissed health worker in his letter to the police is seeking approval to protest against one ASP Bernard Agada accused of certificate forgery and impersonation.

Ugwu  is currently facing five counts at the Federal High Court, Abuja for stealing the Bachelor of Medicine Certificate belonging to his friend, Davidson George.

He used the certificate to secure employment  with the health ministry where he worked for nine years before he was caught.

Ugwu was paraded by the police before the media and was subsequently arraigned in court which granted him bail on health grounds.

His former employers, the health ministry, also placed disclaimers against him in different newspapers warning the public.

The alleged fake doctor is also facing a separate criminal trial for giving false information to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission in Abuja.

But Ugwu in his letter to the police which he signed as ‘Dr. George Davidson,’ said his group, Save the Soul and Eagles Eyes International Foundation, planned to protest against Agada who was accused of certificate forgery and impersonation.

In the letter  dated September 5, 2017 and addressed  to the Federal Capital Territory police commissioner, Ugwu described himself as the ‘international protest coordinator of an anti-corruption crusaders across the globe.’

He stated that the protest against Agada which would hold on September 18-25, was meant to compel the police to sanction the police officer in line  with “disciplinary procedures of criminal act of the police service Act.”

The letter read, “We are groups of anti-corruption crusaders across the globe with our focus on Africa and Nigeria in particular.

“We are organizing a protest march and the reason for this protest is the non-compliance of the Inspector-General of Police and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission with the constitution and disciplinary procedures of criminal act of the police service in respect of ASP Bernard Agada with criminal records of armed robbery, impersonation, forgery of certificates and illicit wealth.”

Asked if the police were in receipt of Ugwu’s letter, the FCT Police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah promised to check their records, but he had yet to provide an update as of the time of filing this report.

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