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Acting CJN Dragged To Court Over False Age



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A businessman, Tochi Michael has sued the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, over an alleged age falsification.

Naija News learnt that Micheal is accusing Justice Muhammad of deliberately falsifying his date of birth.

In the suit filed before the court in April, Micheal alleged that the Acting CJN falsified his date of birth from December 31, 1950, as contained in all his official records, including that of WAEC, to December 31, 1953, upon his appointment as a judicial officer.

The petitioner asked the court to determine whether such act byJustice Muhammad does not constitute a criminal act of perjury, falsification and forgery.

He wants the court to determine whether by falsifying his date of birth upon being appointed to the Nigeria Bench as a judicial officer, he has not breached the constitution.

Michael also asked the court to determine whether Justice Mohammad had not breached the Code of Conduct for judicial officers and consequently brought the image of the Nigerian judiciary to disrepute and odium.

During proceedings on Tuesday, Sam Ologunorisa (SAN), counsel to Justice Muhammad, told the court that the plaintiff and his counsel were not in the court.

The presiding judge, Justice Danlami Senchi, stated that the plaintiff would be given another opportunity to appear in the court to prove the allegation.

The judge, therefore, adjourned the case till Friday, May 24.