Rector, Ex-VC Arrested For Alleged Ph.D Certificate Forgery-But Not Before Major Damage Is Done

The Rector of Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun State and former acting deputy vice-chancellor of Oduduwa University, Osun State, Mr Olaolu Akinola Olugbenga are now cooling their heels under the custody of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) following their arrests over alleged forgery of a doctorate degree (PhD) certificate.

In a statement issued by the ICPC on Monday in Abuja, it was disclosed that Olugbenga, who is currently being detained by the Ibadan, Oyo State office of the Commission, is undergoing interrogation after preliminary investigations carried out by operatives acting on a petition, confirmed that the suspect was actually working and receiving salaries with a fake PhD certificate purportedly from the University of Ibadan.

The commission further disclosed that during interrogation Olugbenga insisted in his statement that the certificate was genuine.

The Commission maintained that the suspect’s action violates Section 465 of the Criminal Code and Section 25 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 respectively.

Further action in accordance with the laws will be taken at the conclusion of the investigation, ICPC’s spokeswoman Rasheedat Okoduwa said.

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