Former Speaker Ativie forged Oshiomole's signature in letter transferring Govt. Cars to personal properties

- No record of Oshiomole allocating the cars to Ativie.

- Former Governor's signature was forged on the letter of transfer in Ativie's possession.

- The lawmaker has been given a two days ultimatum to return the cars or face legal action.
Obiaks News recently reported how Honourable Elizabeth Ativie of the Edo State House of Assembly allegedly claimed Former Governor

In response to Mrs Ativie's remarks and letter issued to the Clerk of the State House of Assembly, an ultimatum has now been given to the former speaker of the house demanding that she returns the cars in her possession within two days or face the extant of the law.

In the letter issued to Mrs Ativie through the Clerk of the House, she was also duly informed that the signature on the letter of authorisation she showed the house was not identical to that of the former Governor and as a result warned her to desist from showing off such a document.

This ultimatum was contained in a letter issued to Mrs Ativie's counsel Olayiwola Afolabi & Co. and signed by the Clerk Mr James Omoataman.

The Letter read “We have compared the signature of the esteem former governor on the said letter and found it is not genuine and we hope your client is aware of the consequences of parading such document.

“As your client will recall the said vehicles were purchased for the use of the office of the Speaker when your client occupied the office.

“Consequently, when she became the Deputy Speaker, the official vehicles were left with her office whilst alternative arrangement were made for the office of the Speaker.

“Despite the clarity of the above, your client deliberately skewed the words used in the purported letter from the former governor claiming that the former governor wrote to say the vehicles were given to her, which is far from the truth.

“Further, the original documents of the vehicles are still in the possession of the House of Assembly till date which means that the title to the vehicles were never transferred or intended to be transferred to your client contrary to your client’s assertions.
“Accordingly, I hereby reiterate my instruction and demand your client’s immediate return of the vehicles attached to the office of the Deputy Speaker which are still in her possession.

“Finally, if your client maintains that she indeed sold one of the vehicles, the Lexus Jeep 2016 model, then we expect that your client will furnish us with the details of sales.”

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Aug 23, 2017

What would be the outcome of this case now that the former Governor has denied her?

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