-Justice B.O. Quadri has okayed accelerated hearing in a certificate forgery case filed against Adamawa state governor Jibrilla Bindow – A human rights group has dragged Bindow to court for alleged forgery – The APC governor is to answer offences bothering on perjury Abuja division of the Federal High Court has ordered Adamawa state governor, Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow, to appear before it over certificate forgery case. Justice B.O. Quadri accelerated hearing in a certificate forgery case filed against Governor Bindow. The case was filed by a group, Incorporated Trustees of Global Integrity Crusade Network. Daily Trust reports that those joined as defendants were the West African Examination Council, the Independent National Electoral Commission, the All Progressives Congress and the Nigeria Police.
“The leave is hereby granted to the plaintiff/Applicant to serve the concurrent originating summons and other accompanying Court processes filed herewith on the 1st and 2nd Defendants outside the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja particularly at their respective addresses to wit: “The 1st Respondent at Adamawa state government House,Yola,Adamawa State while the 2nd Respondent (WAEC) should be served at No. 221, Hussey STREET, YABA, Lagos”
“That further leave is hereby granted to the plaintiff/applicant to serve the Concurrent Originating Summons and other accompanying Court processes on the 1st defendant personally albeit by substituted means through the DHL Courier Service.” He ordered that “the case be heard on accelerated hearing as the business of this court permits.”
Meanwhile,there was a report that a human rights group, Global Integrity Crusade Network urged the Abuja division of the Federal High Court to compel the Inspector General of Police to prosecute the governor of Adamawa state, Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow over offences bothering on perjury. In the originating summons, a copy which was shared to journalists, the governor was said not to have completed his secondary education at the Government Secondary School, Mangu, Plateau state, as claimed.