February 24, 2024
Court Dismisses Certificate Forgery Suit Against Tinubu

Court Dismisses Certificate Forgery Suit Against Tinubu

A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit by the Action Alliance (AA) against the presidential candidate of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, over alleged forgery. 

The Presiding Judge, Justice Obiora Egwuatu, yesterday, held that the suit by the AA was statute-barred, having been filed outside the statutory 14 days under the Fourth Alteration of the Nigerian Constitution, 1999. 

Justice Egwuatu said the suit had become academic and grossly incompetent; hence, the court lacked the requisite jurisdiction to entertain it and dismissed same. 

The AA, in its suit, contended that Tinubu’s declaration in his INEC Form CF 001 in 1999 that he attended Government College, Ibadan, and the University of Chicago was false. 

The party in the suit also claimed that Tinubu did not possess the certificates he claimed to have acquired from St. Paul’s Aroloya, Children’s Home School, Ibadan from 1958 to 1964; the Government College, Ibadan from 1961 to 1971; Richard Daley College, Chicago, Illinois, USA from 1969 to 1971; the University of Chicago from 1972 to 1976; and Chicago State University from 1977 to 1979. 

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