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ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by IkpuMmadu: 12:29pm On Feb 03, 2018
An operative of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr Chidi Orji has told a Federal High Court sitting in Enugu that the highest formal education received by the proprietor of an “illegal” university was from a secondary school.

Testifying at the ongoing trial of the proprietor of Richmond Open University Ltd Enugu, Mazi Chris Okoro, before Hon Justice A. M. Liman, Mr. Orji stated that investigation undertaken by the Commission had revealed that Mazi Okoro whose highest educational qualification was acquired from a commercial secondary school in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, was the Proprietor, Vice Chancellor, Registrar and Academic Director of the university.


The witness further told the court that Okoro was solely responsible for awarding academic degrees and certificates to “unsuspecting members of the public” who had been made to falsely believe that a judgment delivered by Hon Justice Allagoa who was then of the Federal High Court, Enugu, in suit no FHC/EN/CS/76/2006 between one Ifeanyichukwu Okonkwo and the National Universities Commission had granted the Richmond Open University “a decree to operate freely” as a medium for dissemination of knowledge pursuant to S. 39 of the 1999 Constitution without recourse to the National Universities Commission(NUC) for accreditation of its academic programmes and thereby pay money to enroll in the university.

https://etimes.com.ng/icpc-arraigns-university-vc-secondary-school-certificate/

Led in evidence by ICPC’s prosecution counsel, Ebenezer Shogunle, the witness further revealed that Richmond Open University did not have a Senate, Council or Academic Board like legal conventional universities and that Mazi Okoro took on the title of “Professor” without any formal training or publications to his name simply because people called him that.


The witness tendered copies of academic prospectus, certificates, and financial records of fees paid by students undergoing various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Criminology and Accounting which were recovered from the school premises at No. 31, Zik’s Avenue, Enugu, following a warrant issued by Hon Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court, Abuja to facilitate a nationwide crackdown on 67 operators of illegal degree-awarding institutions by ICPC and NUC in 2013.


It should be noted that Mazi Okoro is being prosecuted by the Commission in Charge No. FHC/EN/CR/87/2013 for false assumption of authority contrary to Section 107 of the Criminal Code and obtaining money under false pretences contrary to Section 8 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 The case was further adjourned to 21/3/2018 for continuation of hearing.

https://etimes.com.ng/icpc-arraigns-university-vc-secondary-school-certificate/

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by UnknownT: 12:34pm On Feb 03, 2018
4 in 1 position.

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by onlyhandsome202: 12:36pm On Feb 03, 2018
"Mazi Okoro whose highest educational qualification was acquired from a commercial secondary school in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, was the Proprietor, Vice Chancellor, Registrar and Academic Director of the university.""

only Mazi?

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by HigherEd: 12:39pm On Feb 03, 2018
grin grin NUC should just take the military and go and close down all these illegal universities. Lalasticlala

Testifying at the ongoing trial of the proprietor of Richmond Open University Ltd Enugu, Mazi Chris Okoro, before Hon Justice A. M. Liman, Mr. Orji stated that investigation undertaken by the Commission had revealed that Mazi Okoro whose highest educational qualification was acquired from a commercial secondary school in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, was the Proprietor, Vice Chancellor, Registrar and Academic Director of the university.

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Oblitz(m): 12:40pm On Feb 03, 2018
Chai
Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by edoman2016: 12:55pm On Feb 03, 2018
Doesn't the university has sitting Senate to scrutinize the appointment of Vice Chancellor of the university? This can only happen in a mushroom university.

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by AdolfHitlerxXx: 2:37pm On Feb 03, 2018
Too dubious these people


"An IPOB has committed a crime, is in the process of committing one or is planning to commit one"

Adolf Hitler 1899 - 1945

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Uteghe(m): 2:55pm On Feb 03, 2018
grin grin cheesy

Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by anyimontana(m): 5:58pm On Feb 03, 2018
"Like" if u think NL mods are getting out of hand,banning ppl up and down



I heard seun now pays them minimum wage..nice one bro..

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Omeokachie: 5:59pm On Feb 03, 2018
When are they arrainging Buhari that swore to an oath but cannot produce his certificate as we speak?

Or is perjury no longer a crime in our justice system?

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by BigBrother9ja: 5:59pm On Feb 03, 2018
grin


The guy even get law office grin

Icpc is in trouble grin

Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by samzzycash(m): 5:59pm On Feb 03, 2018
How do people attend illegal universities and they won't realize that..
Seems like they don't do research about their institution.


Meanwhile if you are walking on the road and you keep hearing your name, but every time you look around and you couldn't find who is calling you.
Just know that your village people are testing their microphone.

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Nobody: 6:00pm On Feb 03, 2018

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Nobody: 6:00pm On Feb 03, 2018
lipsrsealed

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Yankee101: 6:01pm On Feb 03, 2018
Igbo man sha

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Nobody: 6:03pm On Feb 03, 2018
That is why Nigeria certificate is valueless yeye they smell
Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Lilimax(f): 6:04pm On Feb 03, 2018
Jeez shocked What kind of school is this? Tell me the kind of graduate they'll be turning out? Immediately there was proliferation in private Universities in Nigeria, I knew that the standard of education in the country has gone ... lipsrsealed
Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by temitemi1(m): 6:04pm On Feb 03, 2018
VC with Secondary School cert? how shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Pavore9: 6:05pm On Feb 03, 2018
'Richmond Open University Ltd Enugu" cheesy cheesy

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by uk101: 6:05pm On Feb 03, 2018
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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Nobody: 6:07pm On Feb 03, 2018
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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by hatchy: 6:08pm On Feb 03, 2018
He even have a secondary school certificate, what about Jubril from Sudan who doesn't have any, why have you people not prosecuted him.

Stupid people like their Oga in ASS' o Rock.

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by sunbilor(m): 6:08pm On Feb 03, 2018
I don't not blame the man. I blame the mugu wey go pay money to obtain degree from such a dirty looking place labelled university.
Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Truflame: 6:08pm On Feb 03, 2018
Don't be surprised many Nigerians have ignorantly paid exorbitant fees to secure admission in that dubious institution.

It beat my imagination how this scam have survived till now.
Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by lastmessenger: 6:09pm On Feb 03, 2018
AdolfHitlerxXx:
Too dubious these people


"An IPOB has committed a crime, is in the process of committing one or is planning to commit one"

Adolf Hitler 1899 - 1945

and some almajiri killed some folks Thursday night and right now some are planning the next set of innocent souls to send to the great beyond.
Spits on this shithole of a country.

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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Lilimax(f): 6:09pm On Feb 03, 2018
NUC should go and close down the so called school
Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Desyner: 6:09pm On Feb 03, 2018
He is after money. . .
Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by AFONJAPIG(m): 6:09pm On Feb 03, 2018
useless... when are they going to charge certificateless Daura farmer buhari
Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by Lilimax(f): 6:09pm On Feb 03, 2018
NUC should go and close down the so called school in Enugu with immediate effect embarassed
Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by idu1(m): 6:10pm On Feb 03, 2018
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Re: ICPC Arraigns VC Of Richmond Open University With Secondary School Certificate by imstrong1: 6:11pm On Feb 03, 2018
The scam in some private educational institutions is legendary... awarding fake certificate .. Vc with highest qualification of o'level? and the name sounds fake.. Won't really blame them cos the quest for paper qualification is on the increase

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