Abuja High Court sacks 6 for forging sensitive documents

Oct 12, 2011 – Abuja High Court sacks 6 for forging sensitive documents

The Management of the FCT High Court has sacked six of its workers for allegedly forging sensitive court documents.

The Registrar of the court, Oluwatoyin Yahaya, said that those sacked included three clerical officers, a senior watchman and two head cleaners.

She named those affected as Suleiman Ja’afaru, Mohammed Ahmed, Idagu Eneji, Sadiq Oseni, Musa Tyem and Maikasuwa Ali.

The registrar said that they were sacked for their involvement in the illegal sales of “sensitive documents” of the court. “The act of forging affidavits and declaration of age documents is sabotage,” she said.

To minimise such incidences, she said the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Lawal Gummi, had made arrangements with the Nigerian Security and Minting Company to print special affidavits forms and other sensitive court documents.

“These new documents now have security markings,” she said. “They were rolled out for all the courts, to put to an end the former forms in circulation. It is supposed to save us from fake forms used to perpetrate illegalities by dubious people, aided by
some staff. Daily Times