From Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo
The Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo Saturday might dismiss a case of forgery against the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC for the 2023 governorship election in Taraba, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, for “want of sufficient evidence“.
Delivering the judgement in the suit filed by Chief David Sabo Kente, a Chieftain of the APC in Taraba and aspirant at the last gubernatorial primaries of the party in the state, Justice Bala Usman said that the plaintiff could not prove his case of criminal forgery against the defendant beyond any reasonable doubt as is required by law.
Usman also said that the plaintiff was not able to call those institutions where the respondent had gotten certificates to serve as witnesses in the suit.
Counsel to plaintiff Barrister John Yuwa, while addressing journalists after the ruling, said that his team would study the judgement and advise his client on the necessary step to take.
Barrister Boniface Iorkumbur, Counsel to the APC described the judgement as a landmark judgment as the plaintiff could not prove his allegations beyond any reasonable doubt due to his inability to present substantial evidence to prove the allegation of forgery against Bwacha.
Barrister Danjuma Tukura, Counsel to Bwacha commended the judge for taking his time and patience to deliver such a landmark judgement.
Meanwhile, the Plaintiff Chief David Kente told journalists Saturday night that he was not satisfied with the judgement and would approach the Court of Appeal.
Daily Sun reports that Kente had earlier filed a case against Senator Bwacha, challenging his emergence as the governorship candidate of the party at the last election and the ruling at the Supreme Court is billed for this week.