Monday, May 13, 2013

Breaking: Court may Jail Tinubu for certificate forgery

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu may go to jail as Federal High Court has reserved ruling over the alleged certificate forgery.
The federal high court Ikoyi Lagos has reserved ruling on the suit filled by Dr Adegbola Dominic against Inspector general of police and commissioner of police Lagos state to June 4th, 2013.

Dr Dominic took the duo to court over their inability to conclude the investigation of certificate forgery by Bola Tinubu and prosecute him forforgery as directed by the supreme court.

Bola Tinubu was alleged to have forged the certificates which he presented to INEC in 1999 when he contested for election as the governor of Lagos state.

The late Gani Fawehinmi who first challenged the academic qualifications that Tinubu presented to INEC in court was told by both the high court and the appeal courts that Tinubu as then sitting governor cannot be tried as he enjoys immunity from prosecution.

The legal luminary then headed to supreme court and the apex court ruled that though Tinubu enjoys immunity from prosecution, he can be investigated by police over the allegation and tried after his tenure.

However, after Tinubu's tenure as the governor of Lagos state, the Nigeria police refused to charge him as ruled by the supreme court.

It was this seeming lack of will by the police to perform their constituttional duty, to conclude their investigation and charge Tinubu to court that Dr Dominic is challenging by asking the federal high court to compel the IG and commissioner of police Lagos to bring Tinubu to justice.

Speaking in an interview, Barr. Kayode Kayode Ajulo an Abuja based lawyer said:
"Certificate forgery is a criminal offense. Tinubu may be jailed for lying under oath if found guilty.

I wish the media will be vigilant to even cross check the claims of the schools attended by Tinubu as submitted to INEC.

This is not a witch hunt but a move to conclude a case in line with the supreme court ruling."