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FCT High Court sacks 6 for forging sensitive documents

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

The Registrar of the court, Mrs Oluwatoyin Yahaya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja 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 a sabotage.''

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. 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.''

She also said that the High Court had inaugurated 12 commissioners for oaths in the territory to administer oaths for affidavits and declaration of age.

Yahaya, said each commissioner had a special seal with his name and identification code and called on the public to always patronise the commissioners of oaths in their areas.