- Federal High Court has fixed a date for the judgement in a suit against Obaseki
- The decision was made on Thursday, January 7, in Abuja, the nation's capital
- Obaseki is standing trial over alleged certificate forgery leveled against him
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state would know his fate on Saturday, January 9, over the allegation of forgery suit filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) against him.
Vanguard reports that the Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed January 9, to deliver judgment in the alleged certificate forgery suit.
Legit.ng gathered that Justice Ahmed Mohammed had, on January 6, adjourned proceedings until January 7, for parties to adopt their final written addresses as their brief of arguments in the suit.
The parties are the APC, William Edobor, Obaseki, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Obaseki’s counsel, Ken Mozia (SAN) had told the court that the business for the day was for parties to adopt their final written addresses.
Mozia said that he had received the plaintiffs’ 39-page final written address. He said that on his part, he had filed his final address as well as a reply on points of law to the plaintiffs’ final written address.
He said that on his part, he had filed his final address as well as a reply on points of law to the plaintiffs’ final written address.
The APC and one of its chieftains, Williams Edobor, dragged Obaseki to court for allegedly forging the University of Ibadan degree certificate he submitted to INEC to aid his qualification for the Sept. 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the University of Ibadan finally cleared the controversy surrounding the credentials of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state after the institution presented his certificate to the court.
It was reported that the Edo governor has been embroiled in a certificate scandal after being dragged to the court by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its member, Edobor Williams, over alleged certificate forgery.
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