Four Activists Sue Buhari Over Alleged Perjury
Four activists have filed a fresh criminal suit against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari before anAbuja Magistrates' Court over alleged false information.
The activists are Shield Jones Ufot, Jimmy David, Ogueri Enwerem and Tochukwu Okorie.
The activists filed a direct criminal complaint through their lawyer, Ugochukwu Ezekiel at the court.
The complainants named Buhari as the only defendant in the suit.
They alleged that Buhari gave a false evidence to a public officer contrary to Section 157 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 158 of the Penal CodeLaw.
The complainants further claimed that they are Nigerian citizens, activists and social crusaders committed to ensuring obedience to the laws of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria with a duty to report crime and ensure prosecution of offenders.
They also claimed that they are tax payers and voters in Nigeria qualified to vote and be voted for in Nigeria.
In the particulars of the alleged offence against Buhari, the complainants submitted that Buhari on December 18, 2014, filled and submitted INEC Form C.F 001 to
the Independent National Electoral Commission (a public office) wherein t Buhari gave his qualification to contest the office of the President of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria as West African School Certificate (WASC), which he claimed to have obtained in 1961.
They however, claimed that Buhari never sat for the West African Examination Council examination in 1961 as he claimed and that in the entire records of the
school and WAEC, there appeared no name of the said Mohammadu Buhari.
They further submitted that Buhari with intent to mislead a public officer as to comply with the provisions of Section 31 of the Electoral Act, 2010, deposed to
various affidavits in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja wherein he stated that he attended Katsina Provincial Secondary School, Katsina State
and obtained a West African School Certificate and the certificates he claimed to have obtained are with the Nigerian Army.