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For calling Gov Mbah’s certificate fake, NYSC should pay N5 million damages, court rules

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Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu is fake
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Federal High Court Restrains NYSC from Denying Certificate to Enugu Governor, Awards N5 million Damages. 

The Federal High Court in Abuja has issued a restraining order against the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), preventing them from further denying the issuance of a Certificate to Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, which he has been parading.

 

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Justice Inyang Ekwo, delivering a judgment on Monday, affirmed that the evidence presented before the court established Mbah’s legitimate participation in the NYSC program, and attested that the NYSC had indeed issued him a certificate of completion.

Justice Ekwo criticized the NYSC for failing to produce two critical files containing information about Mbah’s participation in the program, and noted that the corps had approached the case with a lack of seriousness.

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Furthermore, the judge found that the NYSC misrepresented facts in its claim that it did not issue the certificate Mbah submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) prior to the last governorship election.

As a result, Justice Ekwo ruled in favor of Mbah, awarding him damages amounting to N5 million against the NYSC.

It will be recalled that allegations emerged against the Enugu governor, accusing him of forging his NYSC certificate in order to contest in the governorship election held on March 18, 2023.

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Prior to his inauguration on May 29, Mbah had filed a lawsuit against the NYSC and its Director, Corps Certification, Ibrahim Muhammad.

This legal action was in response to the publication of a disclaimer by the NYSC, denying the issuance of a discharge certificate to him on January 6, 2003.

In May 15, Justice Ekwo had already granted an injunction restraining the NYSC, Muhammad, and any of their agents from further engaging in such publications, pending the full hearing and determination of the underlying substantive matter.

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