Obaseki did not forge Certificate-UI Registrar
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, was on Tuesday cleared by the authorities of the University of Ibadan of alleged forgery of his degree certificate brought against him by the All Progressives Congress.
But hearing in the matter continues today (Wednesday) at a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The degree certificate was confirmed to have been issued to Obaseki by the institution in 1979 after his formal graduation.
The Deputy Chief Registrar, Legal Affairs, UI, Abayomi Ajayi, who testified on subpoena, told Justice Ahmed Mohammed that the governor graduated from the university.
Relevant pages of UI calendar for 1976, admission brochure for degrees, award of diplomas and certificates and Obaseki’s application for admission and another one for collection of his certificate from the university were tendered by the witness and admitted as exhibits by the court.
The witness maintained that from the records of the university, Obaseki was admitted as student in 1976 through direct entry and graduated in 1979.