The Federal High Court docket in Abuja on Monday popular a recent lawsuit that sought to compel the Inspector Same outdated of Police, Usman Baba, to file a criminal payment in opposition to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
The Court docket was served with the criticism, with the case number FHC/ABJ/CS/1058/2022, by the Integrated Trustees of the Center for Reform and Public Advocacy, a Civil Society Group (CSO).
The IGP and the Nigerian Police Power, NPF, are named as respondents in the lawsuit.
The Applicant is particularly asking the court to grant “an repeat of mandamus, compelling the Respondents to agree to Sections 31 and 32 of the Police Act and Section 3 of the Prison Justice Act, 2015 in admire of the alleged crime laid out in the criticism of the Applicant encapsulated in the letter of June 16, 2022, got by the Respondents on the same date and titled: Request for Prison Prosecution of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu below Sections 191, 192 and 463 of the Prison Code Act, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 Consequent upon the Findings of the Lagos Pronounce Home of Assembly Ad-hoc Committee, 1999”.
The CSO told the court that it had beforehand sent a petition to the police authority requesting extra action be taken relating to the aforementioned investigative list.
The doc claimed that below Sections 214 and 215 of the 1999 Structure, as amended, and Section 4 of the Nigerian Police Act, 2020, the Police are mandated by legislation to pause, detect, and investigate criminal allegations whether or no longer dropped at their interrogate by people, individual or persons, company our bodies, institutions, etc.
In its plea to the IGP, the Applicant acknowledged that the APC presidential candidate had lied below oath on effect CF 001, which he had given to INEC to again his qualification for the Lagos Pronounce governorship election in 1999.
The applicant further claimed that Tinubu solid the final academic certificates he listed in his INEC Make CF 001 which he admitted he did no longer have faith in Annexure C.
It further said: “For cause of clarity, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the acknowledged INEC Make deposed on oath that he attended Authorities Faculty, Ibadan and the College of Chicago, USA when basically he did no longer.
“On the energy of the above, we interrogate that you just initiate the criminal proceedings of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu consequent upon the particular findings of the Lagos Pronounce Home of Assembly as captured above.”
Meanwhile, no date has but been fastened for the hearing of the inch neatly with.