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Unizik suspends staff member for forging degree,NYSC certificates


By Tony Okafor, Awka

Nnamdi Azikiwe University,Awka, Anambra State, has suspended a member of staff of the institution, Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor, for certificate forgery.

Nwafor allegedly forged his degree and the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) exclusion certificate in his desperation to secure a job in the university.

But the bubble burst when Nwafor wrote to the University requesting to change his degree result.

The Special Adviser to the Vice Chancellor on Public Relations and Special Duties, Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu,
disclosed these in a statement made available to our correspondent on Thursday .

Ojukwu said Nwafor had been suspended from the employment of the University for six months while his case would undergo other processes before final disposal action.

The statement read in part, “The Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof Charles Okechukwu Esimone FAS has approved the immediate suspension of Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya (Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor) over allegations of presentation of forged and fake degree result to the University.

“In a 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).

“He later went ahead to complete his degree programme.

“The whole scenario emanated when Mr Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya wrote to the University requesting to change his degree result.

“The new result he submitted bears different name, Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor and different class of degree and this resulted in suspicion.

“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 regulation 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,” Ojukwu stated.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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