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  • Updated: January 05, 2021

Professors Tender Exhibits Against Gov Obaseki In Alleged Certificate Forgery Suit

Following the crisis of alleged certificate forgery suit instituted against Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki by his former political party, All Progressive Congress, (APC), two university Professors have testified against him.

The Professors who tendered the exhibits, which include their original Degree Certificates to court are Emmanuel Dele Balogun and Maikano Asekomhe.

AllNews understands that Governor Obaseki is in court defending an alleged certificate forgery suit and the court has ruled that anyone that has an exhibit against Obaseki should submit it.

The Professors, who graduated at the University of Ibadan along with the Governor, submitted the certificates for the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to compare and contrast in order to arrive at a just conclusion in the suit.

While Balogun graduated from the Agricultural Economics Department in 1979, the same year Obaseki claimed to have also graduated, Asekomhe graduated studied Banking and Finance in the same school and graduated in 1978.

The duo, who was led in evidence by the lawyer to the APC, Chief Akin Olujimi SAN, also faulted the entry qualifications of three credits in Ordinary Level WAEC and two credits in Advanced Level allegedly used by the Governor to gain direct entry admission to the University in 1976.

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They said that such lower qualifications were never accepted by the institution for direct entry for admission. The Professors, however, stunned the law court when they said that they have never seen the Governor’s certificate in their life.

While under cross-examination by Chief Ken Mozia SAN, the Professors also said that they were not competent in law to make comments on the certificate they have never seen.

They said that their evidence was based on the photocopy of documents made available to them by the APC, and further admitted that they have never worked at the admission department of the University of Ibadan.

This online news medium learned that Governor Obaseki will on Tuesday (today) open his defense at the court.

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It was gathered that Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed on Monday adjourned the hearing in the suit to Tuesday.

AllNews recalls that Governor Obaseki, prior to his second term election, had dumped the APC after the party disqualified him from running in its primary election, citing certificate forgery.

The Governor then decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where he contested and won the election defeating APC’s Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

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