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General News of Friday, 27 July 2012

Source: peacefmonline

MP found guilty of forgery, jailed for two years

Information reaching indicates that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Adamu Dramani Sakande has been convicted by the Supreme Court.

He was found guilty of perjury and forgery. He was therefore jailed two years concurrently on all counts.

Dramani was on July 31, 2009, brought to court, charged with nine counts relating to his nationality, perjury, forgery of passport, election fraud, and deceiving public officers to be elected as an MP, but was exonerated on six of those charges on July 8, 2010.

Mr Sumaila Biebel, a cattle dealer in March 2009, filed a suit at the High Court, challenging the eligibility of the MP on the grounds that the MP held both British and Burkinabe passports.