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Court to hear suit demanding release of INEC chairman’s asset declaration form Monday



The Federal High Court, Abuja, will on Monday hear a motion seeking to compel the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to release details of the asset declaration form filed by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmud Yakubu.

The motion on notice filed by an applicant, Emmanuel Agonsi, was scheduled for hearing on Monday by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho.

The hearing notices had been issued to parties in the matter.

Agonsi through his lawyer, Solomon Apke, sued CCB and Yakubu in 2021.

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In a motion on notice marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/33/2021 dated January 24, 2021, the applicant sought an order of mandamus directing the CCB to release to him details of the asset declaration forms of Yakubu’s unmarried children in its custody as requested in his letter of December 17, 2020.

He also urged the court to grant an order of mandamus directing the CCB to produce for the examination of the court, certified copies of the assets declaration forms of Yakubu and his unmarried children submitted to the bureau for the period between 2007 and 2012 when he held office as executive secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) and as INEC chairman between 2015 and 2020, and any other ones declared thereafter.

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