Samson Lardi Anyenni, legal practitioners and host of the JoyNews’ News file has said that presidential aspirants who were disqualified by the Electoral Commission (EC) can face up to 10 years in jail if found guilty of forgery.
This is after five out of seventeen aspirants who filed to contest in the 2020 general elections were disqualified by the commission.
These five, Kwesi Addae Odike, Kofi Koranteng, Marricke Kofi Gane, Kwasi Busumbru and Nana Agyenim Boateng were disqualified after the commission found some errors in their forms.
These ‘errors’ were actually signature forgeries and manufactured endorses which have in fact been forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigations.
Mr Lardi, however, mentioned that these presidential aspirants, if found guilty, will face a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 10 years.
“If the decision of the Electoral Commission is charging them with forging of official documents, then they are looking at a maximum of 10 years imprisonment if they were found guilty. But if the decision was to charge them for forging other documents, then they are looking to a maximum of 3 years in jail,” he said.