Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja has dismissed the preliminary objection filed by the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) against the Governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah’s 20-billion-naira suit over alleged certificate forgery.
In his ruling, Justice Ekwo held that the provisions of Section 20 of the NYSC Act do not relate to Mbah, as he is not currently a serving NYSC member, an intended one or an employee of the corps.
NYSC had argued that Mbah contravened the NYSC Act in the institution of the suit,
Stating that Mbah did not appeal to the President as required by the provisions of Section 20 of the NYSC Act before instituting the suit.
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.