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Federal High Court In Abuja Has Dismissed Allegations Of NYSC Discharge Certificate Forgery Against Gov Peter Mbah

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

By: ABBA BASHIR; IFEOMA NWOVU

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the allegations of forgery of a discharge certificate brought against the Enugu State Governor, Mr. Peter Mbah, by the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC.

Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed the allegations following the inability of the Corps to prove and defend the allegations as required by law.

Delivering judgment in a suit filed by the governor against the NYSC, Justice Ekwo imposed a fine of N5 million on the NYSC to be paid jointly to the plaintiff for suppressing facts and conspiring against him in the allegations.

The court held that with the unchallenged evidence of the plaintiff on how the discharge certificate was issued to him in 2003 by NYSC after serving in a law firm in Lagos and the inability of the Corps to come up with counter-evidence, it was clear that the plaintiff served the mandatory one-year service.

Mbah had sued the NYSC and its Director, Corps Certification, Ibrahim Muhammad, for publishing a disclaimer, denying the issuance of a discharge certificate issued to him on January 6, 2003.

The NYSC had, on February. 1, written a letter signed by Ibrahim Muhammad saying that the Corps did not issue the NYSC certificate in Mbah’s possession.

 

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