Abong Emmanuell Fusi & Tangang Monica (Petitioners) Akwano v The People Of Cameroon & Tubah Council (Respondents): Mezam High Court, 2011
|Date||December 10, 20182:48 pm|
|Subject||Name and birth certificate|
This is an application praying for a Court order to draw up a new birth certificate for a minor named Fusi Soliver Che. The Applicants who are the biological parents of the child contend that the said child was born on 25/12/1993 at Mankon Mezam, and not 25/12/1997, Tubah Council. That stating in the child’s birth certificate that the child was born on 25/12/1997, was an error done by the Civil Status Registry and needed to be rectified. The Court ruled that, according to section 31(2) of the 1981 Civil Status Registration Ordinance, the birth certificate should be drawn at the place of birth of the child. As such, the place for registration of the child’s birth should be Mankon – Mezam, and not Tubah Council. It therefore declared that the act by the civil status registry was irregular and the said certificate dates 25/12/1997 were null and void.
In The High Court of Mezam Division; Holden at Bamenda. Suit No. HCB/152M/2011: Between Abong Emmanuell Fusi & Tangang Monica (Petitioners) Akwano v The People Of Cameroon & Tubah Council (Respondents)