The federal high court ikoyi Lagos has reserved the ruling on the suit filed by Dr Adegbola Dominic against inspector general of police and commissioner of police Lagos state to June 4th, 2013.
Dr Dominic took the duo to court over their inability to conclude the investigation of certificate forgery by Bola Tinubu and arraign him for prosecution as directed by the supreme court.
Bola Tinubu was alleged to have forged the certificates which he presented to INEC in 1999 when he emerged as the governor of Lagos state. late Gani who first challenged the academic qualifications that Tinubu presented to INEC in court was told by both high and appeal courts that Tinubu as a sitting governor then could not be tried as he enjoyed immunity from prosecution. The luminary icon then headed to supreme court and the apex court ruled that though Tinubu enjoys immunity from prosecution, he can be investigated by police over the allegation and tried after his tenure.
However, since after Tinubu’s tenure as the governor of Lagos state, the Nigerian Police have not charged him as ruled by the supreme court.
It was this seeming lack of WILL by the police to conclude their investigation and charge Tinubu to court that Dr Dominic is asking the federal high court to compel the IG and commissioner of police Lagos to bring Tinubu to justice.
Certificate forgery is a criminal offense. Tinubu maybe jailed for lying under oath if found guilty. I wish the media will be vigilant to even cross check the claims of schools attended by Tinubu as submitted to INEC. This is not a witch hunt but a move to conclude a case in line with supreme court ruling”. – Eneh Victor Chigozie.