Court Clears Reps Elect, Komsol of Certificate Forgery



Yakubu Busari, Jos

A Federal High Court sitting in Jos the Plateau state capital on Thursday dismissed a pre-election suit against a House of Representatives member-elect, Hon. Komsul Alphonsus, by Hon Joe Bukar, alleging he submitted a fake Primary School living certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Kwomsul defeated, Hon. Joe Bukar, during the pre-election primaries on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), conducted in Shendam Mikang/Quan’pan Federal Constituency in the state

Bukar had filed a petition as plaintiff before the Federal High Court, alleging that the first respondent doctored his first school living certificate.

During hearing, the plaintiff through his counsel, presented a school certificate, which   obtained from RCC Primary School, Kalong in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Justice Musa Kurya dismissed the case for lack merit.

Reacting to the judgement while answering questions from journalists, Komsul said the judgement was a victory to his constituents and extended a hand of fellowship to Bukar.

According to him, “My victory is a clear demonstration of overwhelming support by the   people of my constituency. I want to extent my hands of fellowship to Joe Bukar because we are member of the same family “.