Four activists institute criminal suit against Buhari over certificate controversy


Four activists have reportedly filed a direct criminal suit through their lawyer against the former Head of States and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari before an Abuja Magistrates’ Court over alleged false information.

The activists who are by name; Shield Jones Ufot, Jimmy David, Ogueri Enwerem and Tochukwu Okorie, filed a direct criminal complaint through their lawyer, Ugochukwu Ezekiel at the court.

The complainants submitted that Buhari on December 18, 2014, filled and submitted INEC Form C.F 001 to the Independent National Electoral Commission (a public office) wherein Buhari gave his qualification to contest the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as West African School Certificate (WASC), which he claimed to have obtained in 1961.

They however, claimed that Buhari never sat for the West African Examination Council examination in 1961 as he claimed and that in the entire records of the school and WAEC, there appeared no name of the said Mohammadu Buhari.


They further submitted that Buhari with intent to mislead a public officer as to comply with the provisions of Section 31 of the Electoral Act, 2010, deposed to various affidavits in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja wherein he stated that he attended Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina State and obtained a West African School Certificate and the certificates he claimed to have obtained are with the Nigerian Army.





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