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Again, UI Clears Obaseki of Certificate Forgery Allegation

Again, UI Clears Obaseki of Certificate Forgery Allegation

Authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI) have again cleared Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, of the allegation of certificate forgery as the PDP begins its defence in the suit instituted by the All Progressives Congress APC.

Obaseki, in opening his defence on Tuesday called in two witnesses among whom is the Deputy Registrar, Legal, University of Ibadan, Mr Abayomi Ajayi, who told the court that the mere fact that some parts of the original of Obaseki's degree certificate from UI were missing in the photocopy he attached to his form EC9 and 001 to INEC did not amount to forgery.

The witness told the court that the university is not dealing with this allegation for the first as the Minister of State for Education had once brought the issue before the institution.

The University had in June last year before a Federal High Court in Benin, cleared Obaseki of similar forgery allegations emphasizing that Obaseki graduated from the institution.

Obaseki had tendered as exhibits before the court his primary school Certificate obtained in 1971, School Certificate obtained in 1973 and Higher School Certificate obtained in 1971, University of Ibadan degree obtained in 1979 and a Masters Degree from Pace University in the United States.

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