UNIZIK Staff Suspended over Certificate Forgery

Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor, an employee of Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State, has been placed under suspension by the university’s administration due to allegations of credential fraud.

It was discovered that Nwafor purportedly falsified both his degree and his certificate of exemption from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in order to get a job at the institution.When Nwafor wrote to the institution to request a correction to his degree outcome, the bubble allegedly burst.

This was revealed in a statement by Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, the vice chancellor’s special adviser on public relations and special duties.According to Ojukwu, Nwafor has been placed on six-month suspension from the university while more procedures are carried out in his case before a decision is made.

The statement reads in part, “The vice chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Professor Charles Okechukwu Esimone, 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 a different name, Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor and a 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 added.