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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Acting CJN, Mohammed dragged to court over alleged age falsification



A 46-year-old businessman, Mr Tochi Michael, has dragged Justice Tanko Muhammad, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) before an FCT High Court over alleged age falsification.

In the originating summon with suit No. FCT/HC/BW/CV/79/2019, filed before the court in April, the petitioner alleged that the CJN deliberately falsified his date of birth.
Michael alleged that the CJN falsified his date of birth from Dec. 31, 1950 as contained in all his official records, including that of WAEC to Dec. 31, 1953 upon his appointment as a judicial officer, NAN report.
The petitioner in the originating summon is praying the court to determine whether such act of the CJN does not constitute a criminal act of perjury, falsification and forgery.
Michael in the originating summon also prayed the court to determine whether by falsifying his date of birth from Dec. 31, 1950 to Dec. 31, 1953 upon being appointed to Nigeria Bench as a judicial officer he has not breached the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
The petitioner is also praying the court to determine whether Justice Mohammed has not breached the Code of Conduct for judicial officers and consequently brought the image of Nigeria Judiciary to a state of disrepute and odium.

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