A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the preliminary objection filed by the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) against Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State’s N20 billion suit over alleged certificate forgery.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling on Friday 28 2023, held that the preliminary objection lacked merit and ought to be dismissed.
Ekwo insisted that the provision of Section 20 of the NYSC Act, 2004 which the Corps based its objection on wasn’t applicable to the governor since he wasn’t a serving corps member.
He said, “Again, I am minded to agree with the plaintiff [Mbah] on whom the provision of Section 20 of the NYSC Act, 2004 applies.
“This means that the provision has a category of persons to whom it is applicable.”
Ekwo, who dismissed the NYSC’s preliminary objection for lacking in merit, however, adjourned the matter until September 21 and September 22 for hearing, NAN reports.
Meanwhile, the Department of State Services, DSS, had countered the NYSC to the effect that Mbah forged his NYSC discharge certificate.