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Court To Take Decision On Acting CJN Age Falsification Suit



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An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi will deliver judgment in an alleged age falsification case brought before it by Tochi Micheal against the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Tanko Muhammad, on May 31.

Justice Tanko was accused of deliberately falsifying 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.

Tochi Micheal, a businessman, prayed the court to compel the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to prosecute Tanko Mohammed for the offence of perjury and any further order which the court may deem fit.

When the case came up for hearing on Friday, the acting CJN’s counsel, Sam Ologunorisa (SAN) told the court that the plaintiff has failed to come before the court to prove its case.

He, however, informed the court that the defendant had filed a notice of preliminary objection with a written address as well as a counter affidavit on the merit of the case supported with a written address.

The presiding judge, Justice Danlami Senchi, after adopting the processes, adjourned the matter to May 31 for ruling.