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Justice Okoro says Supreme Court does not have jurisdiction to look at new evidence

Supreme court dismisses Atiku’s application to file new evidence

“Which clearly states, a petitioner cannot amend his petition, facts that where not in the initial petition have no place in this case”

This were the words of Justice John Okoro, he said this in response to the new evidence included in the appeal of Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar who included the documents released by the Chicago State University to the apex court.

He said since the information was not addressed in the lower courts , it cannot be addressed in the Supreme Court, as the 180days has expired to address it, and the Supreme court no longer has jurisdiction to address it.

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“It cannot be elongated or stretched beyond the required time, and cannot be extended, and the applicants did not ask for an extension of time to amend their application” he added.

“The lower court has lost its jurisdiction, so we cannot look into it”, he said.

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