Tochi Michael, a 46-year-old representative has hauled Justice Tanko Muhammad, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, before a Federal Capital Territory High Court over supposed age misrepresentation.
As indicated by reports, in the beginning summons with suit No. FCT/HC/BW/CV/79/2019, recorded under the steady gaze of the court in April, the applicant claimed that the CJN intentionally adulterated his date of birth.
Michael affirmed that the acting CJN adulterated his date of birth from December 31, 1950 as contained in the entirety of his official records, including that of WAEC, to December 31, 1953 upon his arrangement as a legal officer.
The applicant in the beginning summons is supplicating the court to decide if such act by the acting CJN does not establish a criminal demonstration of prevarication, adulteration and falsification. Michael in the starting summons additionally asked the court to decide if by adulterating his date of birth after being named to the Nigeria Bench as a legal officer, he has not broken the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The candidate additionally implored the court to decide if Justice Mohammad had not broken the Code of Conduct for legal officers and thus brought the picture of the Nigerian legal executive to unsavoriness and malice. The candidate supplicated the court for a statement that the litigant distorted his date of birth and that he had befouled the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He likewise petitioned God for a request guiding the Inspector-General of Police to indict the respondent for the offense of prevarication and a whatever other request which the court may esteem fit. At the Tuesday’s procedures, counsel for the CJN, Mr Sam Ologunorisa (SAN), educated the court that the offended party and his guidance were not in the court. Ologunorisa told the court that it appeared the offended party and his direction were “fleeing” from the suit they documented, focusing on that the court ought to do the needful in light of a legitimate concern for equity.
“We documented a notice of primer complaint, a counter-oath and a composed location. We encourage the court to consider it fit that the starting summons has been contended. We need to take a gander at Exhibit III of the beginning summons. We ask the court to reject the suit. The case is intended to embarrass the CJN,” he said.
Equity Danlami Senchi said another open door would be given to the applicant to show up in the court to demonstrate the claim. He suspended the case till Friday.