BREAKING: Court dismisses perjury suit against Tinubu seeking to stop his inauguration
Justice Kolawole Omotosho of the Federal High Court 9 sitting in Abuja has dismissed the suit.
The judge declined jurisdiction, stating that the matter is a post-election one and ought to be filed at the Court of Appeal that has the jurisdiction and is already exercising same.
The judge described the suit as vexatious and aimed at tarnishing the image of the court.
He dismissed the suit as frivolous and an abuse of court process.
Justice Omotosho, meanwhile, awarded the cost N15 million against the plaintiff and N2 million against the lawyers to the plaintiff.
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The Federal High Court 9 sitting in Abuja is currently reading the judgement in the suit over alleged perjury perpetrated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The suit also sought to stop the inauguration of Tinubu as president pending the determination of the outcome of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), currently ongoing at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.
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Tinubu responds to perjury case, court rules today, May 26