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Tinubu’s perjury trial to begin Nov 1

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Confusion in All Progressives Congress, APC, following the readiness of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday to hear the perjury case against Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate.

The court had fixed November 1, 2022, to commence hearing on a suit seeking to compel the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba, to initiate a perjury case against the presidential candidate of the ruling APC, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

A ruling delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, granted permission to the Incorporated Trustees of the Centre for Reform and Public Advocacy, a Civil Society Organization, CSO, to apply for an order of mandamus to compel the IGP to, in line with Sections 31 and 32 of the Police Act and Section 3 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2015, prefer charges against the APC flag-bearer, following an allegation that he lied on oath.

The court held that an ex-parte application the group brought before the court on Thursday was meritorious.

Justice Ekwo, ordered service of all the relevant processes in the substantive suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1058/2022, on the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, and the IGP, who was cited as 1st and 2nd Respondents, respectively.

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