Bauchi High Court unveils Security embossed legal forms to wade-off touts

By Samuel Luka, Bauchi

Bauchi State High Court of Justice has designed and launched her new security encrusted legal forms that will be strictly issued to clients by Commissioners of Oath in the State.

The new effort according to the court, is to checkmate and address the unwholesome activities of touts from extorting unsuspecting members of the public in the state.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen in his office, the Chief Registrar of the High Court, Barrister Emmanuel Danjuma Subilim cautioned the general public and corporate organizations not to fall prey to the nefarious activities of the court touts.

He urged members of the public to avail themselves the new improved services of the courts.

“The activities of Court Touts issuing legal forms like affidavits and other related documents to unsuspecting clients of the Courts has prompted us to come up with innovative ways of checkmating their activities”, the chief Registrar said.

“These touts forge our legal forms and fake our stamps, roaming around the court premises, on the look out for unsuspecting members of the public to defraud”, he further revealed.

According to him, some of the touts are staff of the judiciary while others connived with the staff to perpetrate the illegal act.

“The irony of it is that, these unsuspecting members of the public pay even higher rates to these touts than what is obtainable officially”, Barr. Subilim said.

“Moving forward, the legal forms and other related documents that we will be issuing to our clients comes with multiple security features that is impossible to forge and also gives it a genuine legality”, he further explained.

Subilim appealed to commissioners of Oath to be vigilant and monitor the activities of touts in their respective areas of jurisdictions.

He said the court has embarked on awareness campaign to enlighten the public and corporate organizations on the availability of the new security encrusted legal forms that gives validity to their documents and actions.

Subilim noted that the high court is also using the electronic media such as the radio, television and her social media handles to further enlighten the general public on the availability of the new legal forms and other innovations embarked upon by the State Judiciary.

The Chief Registrar explained that the effort of the court is meant to ease the processes of obtaining all affidavits and other legal documents as may be required by members of the public.

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