Ex-Rep sues successor over certificate forgery
A former House of Representatives member, Dr. Haruna Kigbu, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, alleging that his successor Rep. Abubakar Sarki Dahiru forged his academic records which he used to secure employments as well as the ticket to run for the last election.
Kigbu, who represented Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency of Nasarawa State between 2011 and 2015, sought reelection on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but was defeated by Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Both politicians are awaiting judgment at the National and State Assemblies Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lafia where Kigbu is challenging the election of his successor.
But while the tribunal was about to wind up, Kigbu ran to the Jos Federal High Court, where he is seeking the court to nullify the “A” Level certificates of his successor on the ground that Dahiru allegedly forged his secondary school certificate to secure subsequent admissions to further his education.
Kigbu is alleging that his successor lacked the “basic requirements” to have secured admission into the Federal Polytechnic Kaduna to study for a National Diploma (ND) in Accounting, in a case filed by his lawyer, Barrister D. N. Dashe.
In suit No FHC/J/05/141/2015, the petitioner also alleged that the said polytechnic, “by its regulations, never admitted the first defendant for a national diploma programme, having obtained only a pass in Islamic Religious Knowledge and failed the other seven subjects he sat for.”