Court Orders APC To Open Case Against Obaseki In Forgery Suit

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The Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday ordered the All Progressive Congress (APC) to open its case against Edo State Governor. Godwin Obaseki in the alleged certificate forgery suit.

This was after the court refused to stay proceedings in the suit as requested by the Governor.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed in his ruling said the court will comply with the order of the Court of Appeal directing the court to continue with the trial on day to day basis.

The judge observed that his court will continue with the trial as directed by the Court of Appeal until the order is set aside.

Justice Mohammed noted that his court must obey the hierarchy of courts in line with the provisions of the law.

He held that given the order of the Court of Appeal and the nature of the case, the Christmas vacation is not enough ground to stay proceedings.

Accordingly, the court directed the plaintiff to open and close his case within two days beginning from Thursday, December 24 to Tuesday, December 29.

It equally gave the defendants two days to open and conclude their defence effective from Wednesday 30 to Thursday 31 of December 2020.

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