Alleged Age Falsification: FCT High Court stalls hearing in suit against acting CJN

An FCT High Court has fixed May 31 for ruling and possible judgment in the age falsification suit filed against the acting Chief Judge of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad.

The judge, Danlami Senchi, at the resumed hearing of the suit fixed the date, following the absence of the petitioner/plaintiff, Tochi Michael, and his counsel.

Mr Senchi said he fixed the date to give another opportunity to the petitioner and his counsel to show cause and prove the suit filed against the CJN sometimes in April.

The petitioner filed the suit alleging that the CJN falsified his age in all official record from December 31, 1950 to December 31, 1953.

The petitioner in the originating summon with suit No. FCT/HC/BW/CV/79/2019 said the act of the CJN was done deliberately.

He prayed the court to determine whether the CJN breached the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN).

Mr Michael is also praying the court to determine whether the CJN breached the Code of Conduct for judicial officers and that he has brought the image of Nigeria judiciary to a state of disrepute and odium.

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