Court sum­mons UniJos over forgery suit against leg­is­la­tor

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Bashir Li­man, Jos

A Fed­eral High Court sit­ting in Jos has sum­moned the Reg­is­trar of the Univer­sity of Jos, Jilli Dan­dam, to tes­tify in a case of al­leged cer­tifi­cate forgery against a mem­ber of the Plateau State House of Assem­bly, Ibrahim Baba Has­san.

The suit was filed by an APC as­pi­rant in the last gen­eral elec­tion, Ab­dul Nasir Saleh, against Baba Has­san, who is rep­re­sent­ing Jos North/North in the state Assem­bly.

At the last sit­ting, coun­sel to the de­fen­dant, Solomon Umoh, SAN, in his pre­lim­i­nary ob­jec­tion, had asked the court to dis­miss the case on the ground that there were con­flict­ing ev­i­dences sur­round­ing the al­le­ga­tion level against his client. He also said the court had no ju­ris­dic­tion to hear the case.

But coun­sel to the plaintiff, Barr. David Ibeawuchi, in­sisted that since there were con­flict­ing ev­i­dences on the mat­ter, the univer­sity should be in­vited to give oral ev­i­dence on whether Baba Has­san had ac­tu­ally bagged a Diploma cer­tifi­cate from the in­sti­tu­tion.

The pre­sid­ing judge, Jus­tice Musa Kuya, there­fore, ruled out Umoh’s ob­jec­tions, say­ing for there to be sub­stan­tial jus­tice in the case, an oral ev­i­dence should be given on the con­flict­ing ev­i­dences pre­sented be­fore him.

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