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Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Dismisses Suit Against Obaseki

Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu had filed the case alleging that the governor forged his academic certificate.

A suit seeking the disqualification of the Edo State governor and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 19 guber election in the state, Godwin Obaseki, has been struck out by a federal high court in Abuja.

Edobor Williams, Ugesia Godwin and Amedu Anakhu had filed the case alleging that the governor forged his academic certificate.

However, when the case came up on Monday, neither the legal representatives of Obaseki’s accusers nor the governor’s showed up.

Anwuli Chikere, the judge, subsequently, struck out the case.

Social media had been awash with speculations that Obaseki’s degree certificate is forged owing to discrepancies observed in the spelling of his name and doubts over his year of graduation.

However, the management of the University of Ibadan (UI) quickly stepped in and confirmed that Obaseki graduated from the institution.

Olubunmi Faluyi, the registrar of the university, said the governor attended and graduated from the institution.