A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the preliminary objection filed by the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) against Gov. Peter Mbah of Enugu State’s N20 billion suits over alleged certificate forgery.
At the last adjourned date, the counsel for NYSC had argued that Mbah contravened the NYSC Act in the institution of the suit.
While urging the court to strike out the suit, he said Mbah did not appeal to the President as required by the provisions of Section 20 of the NYSC Act before instituting the suit against them.
Mbah’s counsel urged Justice Ekwo to dismiss the objection on the grounds that the sections cited in the NYSC Act were not applicable in the instant suit and that a counter affidavit and written address had been filed in response to the preliminary objection.
Amongst other reliefs, Mbah in his counter affidavit said that Section 20 of the NYSC Act, which NYSC’s lawyer referred to, did not apply to him.
The NYSC issued a disclaimer on February 1, 2023, in response to a request for information on the NYSC status Peter Mbah, pursuant to section 1 of the Freedom of information act 2011.
Mbah averred that upon completion of the NYSC service, he was issued the certificate of National Service No. A.808297 dated 6th January 2003.