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Court dismisses alleged certificate forgery case against Obaseki

The alleged certificate forgery suit filed against the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki by the All Progressives Congress and one of its members, Edobor Williams, has been dismissed by a Federal High Court in Abuja on Saturday.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed, while delivering his judgment held that the plaintiffs failed to prove their claim that Obaseki forged the academic certificates submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission by him ahead of the September 19 2019 governorship election in the state.

The judge also found as lazy, the attitude of the plaintiffs, who were said to have made no efforts to cross-check from the University of Ibadan and the West African Examination Council the two institutions that issued the certificates they claimed the governor forged.

The judge noted that a Deputy Registrar of the University of Ibadan had given evidence in the suit that the university duly issued the certificate to Obaseki.

According to him, the governor was duly and properly admitted to study Classics which was later renamed Classical Studies in 1976 and graduated in 1979.

Justice Mohammed concluded that the plaintiffs failed to prove their allegations of forgery against Obaseki and, thereby, dismissed the case.

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