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CJN Tanko Mohammed: Court Takes Decision On Age Falsification Suit

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The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit alleging falsification of age levelled against Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Mohammed.

A businessman, Tochi Michael, had alleged that the acting CJN falsified his age by reducing it by three years.

The plaintiff claimed that Mohammed was born on December 31, 1950, and has instead been using December 31, 1953, as his date of birth.

While delivering his ruling, Justice Danlami Senchi said Michael does not have a locus standi to file such a suit, as he has not shown how the allegations of falsification of age will cause him any personal injury over and above the general public of Nigerians.

Senchi also stated that the plaintiff did not provide any evidence to prove that Mohammed falsified his age.

Therefore, Justice Senchi ordered that the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court begins disciplinary action against the plaintiff’s counsel, Melkizadeck Zaro, for unprofessional conduct.

The court also awarded a cost of N10million against the plaintiff, which must be paid within the next three weeks.