The Benue Senator is accused of forging school certificates.
The Federal High Court on Tuesday in Abuja fixed June 17 to commence hearing of a suit brought against the Senate Minority Leader, George Akume, over alleged certificate forgery.
Phillip Agbese, an indigene of Benue, instituted the suit against Mr. Akume, a former governor of Benue.
He alleged that the academic credentials used by Mr. Akume to secure governorship position in Benue were forged.
According to him, Mr. Akume used the same credentials to win the election that brought him to the Senate.
Other respondents in the suit are West Africa Examination Council, Joint Admissions Matriculation Board and the Attorney General of the Federation.
When the case came up on Tuesday, Justice A.R. Mohammed said, “Gentlemen, the matter was slated for hearing today but I understand parties are still preparing.
“The court shall however tolerate parties for one more time after which no frivolous adjournment shall be granted. Parties are enjoined to turn in their processes and to serve those who are supposed to be served for us to move forward.
“The matter is hereby adjourned to June 17 for hearing.’’
Sebastine Hon, counsel to Mr. Akume, said the counsel to the plaintiff, Amobi Nzelu, served him with the originating summons three days earlier.
Mr. Hon said he needed time to study the process before filing the brief of arguments and to raise objections. (NAN)