Monday, 20 June 2016

HON. ABDUL SALEH VS HON. BABA HASSAN (APC VS APC): RULING FIXED FOR 6TH JULY, 2016, AS POLICE CLEARS HON. HASSAN ON CERTIFICATE ALLEGATION



By Valentine Adese:

Ruling on the matter between Hon. Abdul Saleh and Hon. Baba Hassan all of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Plateau State in the Federal High Court sitting in Jos, has been fixed for 6th July 2016.


You would recall that Hon. Saleh is challenging the qualification of Hon. Hassan to contest the House of Assembly election in the 2015 general election.


However, to put paid to the alleged criminal issue been raised by the suit, the Counsel to Hon. Baba Hassan representing Jos North-North in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Solomon Umoh (SAN) at the hearing today, told the Court that the Police has done their investigation and on a personal communication with the police through his firm, the police wrote his office that, the allegation of Baba Hassan not completing his studies at the University of Jos was false.

He said the police report indicated that Hon. Baba completed his studies.

Solomon Umoh SAN said, “the report of the investigation of the Police is part of the documents attached to the second Further and Better Affidavit dated 17th June, being Exhibits IBH 10 and 7”.

The presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Musa Kuray, after listening to the Counsel to parties in the matter, their submissions in the Preliminary Objection raised by Hon. Baba Hassan and the substantive case, adjourned the case for ruling.

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