Nigeria: Rector arrested over alleged forgery of certificate

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has said a polytechnic Rector has been arrested over alleged forgery of a doctorate degree certificate.

Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, the Spokesperson of the commission, said this in a statement on Monday,

The suspect identified as Olaolu Olugbenga, Rector of Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun, was also a former Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor of Oduduwa University in Ogun.

She said the preliminary investigations conducted by ICPC operatives on a petition revealed that Olugbenga was actually working with a suspected fake PhD certificate purportedly from the University of Ibadan.

According to the spokesperson, during interrogation at the Ibadan office of the commission where he is being held, the suspect insisted in his statement that the certificate was genuine.

She said that the action, if proved to be true, violates Section 465 of the Criminal Code and Section 25 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 respectively.