Alkali Usman, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has detailed the reason why Bola Tinubu the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, has not been sued in court for fake certificates.
Alkali Usman gave the details in reply to the lawsuit petitioning to force him to create a perjury trial against Tinubu.
FHC/ABJ/CS/1058/2022 and filed on July 4, the Incorporated Trustees of the Center for Reform and Public Advocacy, a civil society organization (CSO), claimed that Tinubu lied under oath when he tendered his credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 1999 while contesting for Lagos governorship seat, in a case shown.
even so, the group said that the IGP is commissioned by the law and the police act to investigate criminal accusations leveled against anyone, Alkali even due to his attorney Wisdom Madaki, said that the police cannot sue Tinubu without any known transgression involved.
Usman, also said that Bola Tinubu has no ongoing criminal case with the police, he also added that the two petitions had against the presidential candidate were all on accusations and had been settled up by the supreme court in 2002 in a case filed by Gani Fawehinmi, the late human rights advocate.
He also stated that since the accused falsification and faking certificate had been settled by the Supreme Court, also there is no need for the police to restart the case.
The IGP who continued to state that the police do not need any court order to make an arrest and sue since it emerges its powers from the law and statutes demands the Federal High Court dismissed the case brought against him and the Nigeria Police Force for want of worth and control adding that the accuser will not be unjust if the case is closed.
counsel to the Civil group, Mister Eme Ekpu told Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo At the court session on Tuesday, November 1, that the counter affidavit of police had just been served on him and he needs time to go through it and reply formally.
Justice Inyang Ekwo In a brief ruling granted the request and fixed January 19, 2023, for the hearing of the case.
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