The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has restrained the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and it’s Director, Corps Certification, Ibrahim Muhammad, from issuing, publishing or continued to issue, publish disclaimer on the NYSC certificate of national service dated January 6, 2003, issued to the Governor-elect of Enugu state, Mbah Peter was not issued by the Corps.
Justice Inyang Ekwo made the interim order on Monday after listening to an ex parte motion dated May 4, moved by counsel to the Governor-elect, Emeka Ozoani SAN.
The motion under Section 13(1) & (2) of the Federal High Court Act Cap F12, Vol. 6, Law of Federation of Nigeria, 2004, and Order 26 Rule 6(1) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019.
Specifically, Justice Ekwo granted “An order of interim injunction restraining the Defendants and Respondents whether by themselves, their directors, officers, servants, legal representatives, counsel or any other person or persons howsoever described and connected, from issuing, publishing or continued to issue, publish disclaimer to the effect that the NYSC certificate of National Service dated January 6, 2003, certificate No. A.808297 issued to the Plaintiff Barrister Mbah Peter Ndubuisi, in accordance with Section 11 of the National Youth Service Corps Decree No. 51 of 1993 was not issued by the National Youth Service Corps pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction filed in this suit”.
Meanwhile, the court has ordered the applicant to serve the defendants with court processes within two days of the order.