The Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has granted leave to a suit filed by an applicant, Oladotun Hassan, seeking to disqualify the appointment of the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on the ground of forgery of his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.
Justice Emeka Nwite granted the leave to hear the case, according to a copy of the Order obtained
The suit number, FHC/ABJ/C5/1155/2023, is between Aare Oladotun Hassan as the applicant and six respondents; the honourable Minister is the first respondent while the President, federal republic of Nigeria is the second respondent.
The third to sixth respondents are; the Attorney General of the federation and minister of justice; the Senate President of the federal republic of Nigeria; the Senate, federal republic of Nigeria and the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) respectively.
The court ruled that the case is adjourned to 11th day of December, 2023 for hearing
According to the court documents, the applicant is seeking, “A Declaration that the purported discharged Certificate No: A004523431 issued by the 6th Respondent to the 1st Respondent on the 28th February, 2023 is null and void having being issued contrary to the NYSC Act Cap N84, LFN 2004.
“A Declaration that the NYSC discharged certificate NO: A004523631 purported to be issued by the 6th Respondent and presented by the 1st Respondent to the 4th and 4th Respondents in satisfaction for confirmation as Minister Federal Republic of Nigeria is illegal, null and void having not being issued in accordance with the NYSC Act Cap N84, LFN 2004.
“A Declaration that the purported screening and confirmation of the 1st Respondent by the 4th Respondents as and 5th a Minister Federal Republic of Nigeria is unlawful having contradicts S.66 () and S.147(5) of the 1999 Constitution, Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
“A Declaration that the appointment and the purported inauguration or swearing in into office of the 1st Respondent as Minster Federal Republic of Nigeria by the 2nd Respondent is unlawful
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