Unizik suspends staff over forgery, fake degree

The Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, Prof Charles Okechukwu Esimone, Thursday, approved for immediate suspension of one Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya (Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor) over alleged forgery and presentation of fake degree results.

Esimone, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Public Relations and Special Duties, Dr. Emmanuel C. Ojukwu, explained that the staff was suspended for six months to enable the university authority carry out further investigations into the forgery allegation.

According to him, the suspect presented two degree certificates; one bearing Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya while the other is bearing Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor.

“In his bid to secure employment in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya whose real name is Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor abandoned his undergraduate programme and forged the university statement of result and a letter of exclusion from the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC). The suspect later went ahead to complete his degree programme and wrote to the University requesting to change his degree result.

“Upon further investigation it was discovered that this staff forged his degree result and letter of exclusion from the NYSC based on the obvious disparity between the documents he submitted originally and the new documents he was trying to substitute. The class of degree in both results presented varies, the forged statement of result with the name Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya bears second class lower division while the original result with the name Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor bears third class. 

“In following due process the Vice Chancellor in exercising his powers based on the university rules and regulations approved his immediate suspension from the employment of the University for six months while his case undergoes other processes in the University before final disposal action,” he stated.

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