How To Get An Affidavit From The Supreme Court

HOW TO GET AN AFFIDAVIT FROM THE SUPREME COURT

By Tuebi S.O. Egbuson Esq

Associate, Bezaleel Chambers International

+234 701 229 0819/tuebisolomon@gmail.com

 

INTRODUCTION

An affidavit is simply a written statement confirmed by oath. It is generally used to evidence facts contained in the statement, and it is deposed to a commissioner of oaths. Recently, a client of mine required an affidavit to evidence change of name. Some may require it after having lost their SIM card and are desirous of doing the “welcome back” service all telecommunication companies offer. This excerpt will highlight key steps to obtaining an affidavit from the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

 

STEPS

Firstly, you will need to engage the services of a lawyer to aid you in drafting the affidavit. This will ensure that it is compliant with relevant laws/regulations and cohesive/concise. Once it is drafted you will make two (2) copies one of which would have the passport photograph of the deponent (the person making the oath) attached/stapled to the document.

Once the document is ready, either you or your attorney should make way to the Supreme Court premises, “Filing Unit” precisely. You will need to have it signed and sealed by a commissioner of oaths. Recall that you are to have two (2) copies, both should be duly signed and sealed. After which you make payment of filing fees. Ensure you drop one copy (the one without the passport photograph) for the Supreme Court’s records. Once completed, you would’ve successfully obtained an affidavit from the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

 

 

WHY USE THE SUPREME COURT AND NOT HIGH COURT?

  1. The 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria establishes the Supreme Court as the apex court.
  2. The prescribed filing fees are cheaper.
  3. You don’t have to physically go in person to obtain it.

 

For further clarifications and enquiries, contact tuebisolomon@gmail.com / +234 701 229 0819.

 

MY AUTHORITIES

  1. The Supreme Court Rules
  2. Section 230 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as altered).

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