A court in Chicago, United States, has made a ruling that requires Chicago State University (CSU) to provide all records related to Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu’s time as a student at the university. These records are to be handed over to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar within two days. Atiku had filed an application seeking these documents to prove that Tinubu was not eligible to run for the presidential election when he did.
The court has determined that Atiku has provided enough evidence to support his request for the records. Atiku and Tinubu were opponents in the presidential election held on February 25, with Atiku representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The ruling was made by Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert of the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division. In addition to ordering the release of the records, the judge also instructed designated university officials to provide a deposition within two days after the documents have been handed over. The judge even mentioned that the deposition could take place during the weekend if necessary.
As a result of the ruling, Chicago State University is required to produce all relevant and non-privileged documents in response to Atiku’s requests. These requests are specified in the applicant subpoena, and the university has two days to comply with this order. Once the documents have been provided, the deposition of the university’s representative will take place within two days.