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Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by dre11(m): 8:07pm On Jan 05
By Ikechukwu Nnochiri— ABUJA

The University of Ibadan, on Tuesday, confirmed to the Federal High Court in Abuja that it issued a Bachelor of Arts certificate to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in 1979, but that the photocopy he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, was incomplete.

The University, which was summoned through a subpoena issued on it by the court, said it was not true that Obaseki forged the certificate he attached to Form EC9 (Nomination Form) he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the purpose of the gubernatorial election that held in Edo State on September 19, 2020.

The institution, which appeared as the second witness on the day Obaseki opened his defence to the certificate forgery suit the All Progressives Congress, APC, instituted against him, was represented by its Deputy Registrar Legal, Mr. Abayomi Ajayi.

Ajayi said he was in court on the strength of the subpoena that was served on the Registrar of the University. The subpoena was admitted in evidence and marked as Exhibit D6.

Paper size

Asked under cross-examination to confirm that the copy Obaseki attached to the nomination form he submitted to INEC was forged, the witness said: “I will not regard it as forged, but I will regard it as an incomplete photocopy.”

Continuing, he said: “This is because the certificate issued by the University is larger than the paper size on which the photocopy was done. In the process, the date of issue and signature of the Registrar, S. J. Okudu was cut off, likewise the signature of the then Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tekena Tamuno.”

The witness further told the court that the Minister of State for Education had earlier forwarded Obaseki’s certificate to the school for verification.

He said demonstrations the school carried out revealed that some part of the certificate was cut off, owing to the size of paper that was used.

He went ahead and tendered three different versions of a Bachelor of Arts degree belonging to another student, which the school photocopied in A3, A4 and A5 papers, to buttress the point.

Though counsel to the plaintiffs, Chief Akin Olujimi(SAN), opposed the admissibility of the photocopied certificates on the premise that they were neither pleaded nor front-loaded by Obaseki, the court went ahead and admitted them in evidence as Exhibits D13, D14 and D15.

The court held that reliance on the exhibits in its judgement would be subject to objection the plaintiffs would raise in their final written address.

The DW-2 told the court that he was employed by the University of Ibadan on May 2, 1995: “I was not at the University when Obaseki was a student. I only saw the records.”

Other certificates

Obaseki earlier told the court that he would call five witnesses to defend the case against him. He had through his first witness, DW-1, Mr. Charity Aguobawekhina, a legal practitioner, tendered original copies of his certificates before the court.

The school certificate that was issued to him in June 1973 by the West African Examination Council, WAEC, as well as a Higher School Certificate which WAEC also issued to him in 1976, were both admitted and marked as Exhibits D1 and D2.

The original copy of Obaseki’s Primary School Certificate issued in July 1971, was admitted as Exhibit D3, even though the plaintiffs objected to its admissibility on the ground that it was not previously front-loaded.

Likewise, the court admitted original copies of Bachelors of Art certificate that was issued to Obaseki by the University of Ibadan in 1979 and marked it as Exhibit D4, as well as Masters of Business Administration Certificate that was issued to him in September 1994 by Pace University, which was marked as Exhibit D5.

However, the plaintiffs challenged the admissibility of Obaseki’s Bachelor of Art Certificate.

“My Lord, we are objecting to the original copy of the University of Ibadan degree certificate. It was not frontloaded. We reserve our full argument on the objection until our final address.

“To be fair to the first defendant, we will not be objecting to the admissibility of the Pace University certificate”, Olujimi submitted.

The DW-1 further confirmed that Exhibit PL-10 that is already before the court, was the Certified True Copy, CTC, of the Form EC9 (Nomination Form) that Obaseki submitted to INEC.

He told the court that also attached to the Form was a letter from the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Obaseki’s NYSC certificate and his testimonial.

The photocopy

The witness, who identified himself as the current Chairman of the Edo State Law Reform Commission, told the court that a previous certificate forgery suit marked FHC/B/CS/125/2016, which was instituted against Obaseki, was struck out by a Federal High Court in Benin.

Under cross-examination, Mr. Aguobawekhina told the court that he was the one that photocopied Obaseki’s certificate that was attached to the nomination form that was submitted to INEC.

He told the court that the photocopy was made from Obaseki’s original certificate.

Asked why the signature of the Registrar of the University of Ibadan and the date the certificate was issued did not reflect in the photocopy, the witness said: “It is true my lord that part of Exhibit D4 was not captured by the photocopier, ostensibly because the size of the original certificate is bigger than the A4 paper that was used.

“It was not only the date and signature of the Registrar that were cut off, but even the signature of the Vice-Chancellor also was not fully reproduced in the photocopy that was attached to the Form EC9 as it was not fully captured by the photocopying machine.

“What was, however, captured by the photocopier was a direct reflection of the original copy of the certificate. It is not true that the photocopy of the University of Ibadan certificate of the first defendant attached to the Form EC9 was forged.

“I did not forge the photocopy of the 1st Defendant’s degree certificate.

“Apart from being a political associate of the first defendant, I double as his informal adviser on matters of this nature. So when he was going to Abuja to fill his Form EC9, I accompanied him.

“So, while he was filling the Nomination Form, he asked me to make photocopies of all the documents attached to the said form, including Exhibit D4.

“I made five copies each and attached one set of each to the form already filled by him. We then went to the FCT High Court Abuja where the first defendant deposed to an oath before the Commissioner of oath.

“We then came back to the PDP Secretariat where the documents were submitted to the National Secretary of the party, who uploaded them to INEC server by scanning. I was there.

“I did not know that the photocopy did not reflect all the parts of the certificate until it became an issue”, the witness stated, adding that Obaseki’s nomination form was uploaded into INEC’s portal on June 29, 2020.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed adjourned the case till Wednesday for the continuation of the hearing.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/01/obasekis-certificate-an-incomplete-photocopy-university-of-ibadan-tells-court/

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by BeeBeeOoh(m): 8:10pm On Jan 05
shocked




Now that Mr. Aguobawekhina has said what really happened and how it happened, can they now let Obaseki's peace to have peace in peace?

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by kahal29: 8:11pm On Jan 05
cool

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by Irijosa777(m): 8:14pm On Jan 05
Which U.I? the one in your village?


The Federal high court Abuja , has admitted the original certificates of Governor Godwin Obaseki as evidence in the alleged certificate forgery suit instituted against him by the All Progressives Congress and its chieftain Williams Edobor.
Presiding judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed admitted the documents as exhibits while the defendants 1st witness Charity Aguobawekhina attested to their originality.
The documents admitted are his primary school leaving certificate of 1971, Ordinary level certificate of 1973 and higher school certificate 1976.
Other documents admitted are Governor Obaseki’s Bachelor of Art degree certificate issued by the University of Ibadan in 1979 and Master’s degree certificate issued to him by the Pace University, New York in 1994.
Counsel to the plaintiffs Akin Olujimi had raised an objection to the primary school certificate and original copy of his certificate from the University of Ibadan.
He said the documents were on front loaded and all arguments in respect to the objections raised will be taken to the final written address.

https://www.tvcnews.tv/alleged-forgery-court-admits-obasekis-original-certificates-as-evidence/

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by bluebay(m): 8:14pm On Jan 05
APC wan sha rubbish their name for Edo.

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by GidiHausAgent(m): 8:18pm On Jan 05
seem the court we decide again
Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by Skyfly007: 8:18pm On Jan 05
Case closed! Obaseki till 2024

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by oshozondii: 8:19pm On Jan 05
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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by Racoon(m): 8:19pm On Jan 05
“What was, however, captured by the photocopier was a direct reflection of the original copy of the certificate. It is not true that the photocopy of the University of Ibadan certificate of the first defendant attached to the Form EC9 was forged.
UI-the issuing authority have authenticate and re-authenticate the Obaseki certificate issue.This have settled it & hence not an issue of classmate verifying for him.

A lots of certificate forgers full the APC in particular but they are all being shielded in their haven of Oluwole certificate racketeering.Just because you part ways with someone does not make what you defended in 2016 becomes a case/lawsuit in 2020.

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by Maxymilliano(m): 8:20pm On Jan 05
Which one be incomplete photocopy again grin grin grin

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by fergie001: 8:23pm On Jan 05
Recte Sapere Fons.



We need new case this 2021 jareh.

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by BeeBeeOoh(m): 8:24pm On Jan 05
Maxymilliano:
Which one be incomplete photocopy again grin grin grin
Please leave our incomplete photocopy to have peace

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by richiemcgold: 8:26pm On Jan 05
APC are just chasing shadows. There's no clear case of forgery here.

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by AAA593: 8:26pm On Jan 05
oshozondii:
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muykem seunmsg agborietoye
No dey quote dansuqi again. E dey deceive people

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by Dansuqi: 8:27pm On Jan 05
AAA593:

No dey quote dansuqi again. E dey deceive people


Up lyon

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by Shile981(m): 8:27pm On Jan 05
lol
Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by oshozondii: 8:28pm On Jan 05
AAA593:

No dey quote dansuqi again. E dey deceive people
I just love you guys arguments...........

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by AAA593: 8:29pm On Jan 05
Dansuqi:



Up lyon
Lyon football club of France grin grin grin

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by princechurchill(m): 8:29pm On Jan 05
So the certificate isn't forged what again are they wasting time and money for

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by fergie001: 8:30pm On Jan 05
AAA593:

No dey quote dansuqi again. E dey deceive people
Let me tell you....na those wey no Sabi am.
Since last year he and I had concluded on this matter as been difficult for APC to win since November.....

I said I don't want to comment on this Obaseki case again, seriously.

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by cktheluckyman: 8:31pm On Jan 05
Congratulations to Gov Godwin Obaseki!! The forgery case is as good as dead.

I hope Dansuqi does not commit suicide this night

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by Judeerons32: 8:32pm On Jan 05
They were so much in haste that they were blind to see the essential information in a certificate was missing lol. He still hasn’t explained how he has 2 graduation dates. 1976 and 1979. Those shouting it wasn’t fake what did u expect his adviser and associate to say. It is not in doubt he graduated the issue is what he submitted in 2016 was fake that was y pdp went to court. He submitted the original in 2019 that’s where his problem is

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by Dansuqi: 8:33pm On Jan 05
Racoon:

UI-the issuing authority have authenticate and re-authenticate the Obaseki certificate issue.This have settled it & not a classmate.

A lots of certificate forgers full the APC in particular but they are all being shielded in their haven of Oluwole.Just because you part ways with someone does not make what you defended in 2016 becomes a case/lawsuit in 2020.

So pdp is not a den of forgers? Salisu buhari,Chris abah

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by GMBuhari: 8:33pm On Jan 05
The spinners are about to spin this and send it under carpet

From the certificate does not exist in UNI database

To error on the number

Now it's incomplete photocopy


Money has changed hands, case will die natural death

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by Dansuqi: 8:33pm On Jan 05
Judeerons32:
They were so much in haste that they were blind to see the essential information in a certificate was missing lol. He still hasn’t explained how he has 2 graduation dates. 1976 and 1979.

Gbam.

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by Dansuqi: 8:34pm On Jan 05
AAA593:

Lyon football club of France grin grin grin

The man who trashed ugly diri on the field of bayelsa

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by kahal29: 8:36pm On Jan 05
oshozondii:
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muykem seunmsg agborietoye

As an interested party in this case I have restricted myself to posting updates without commenting on the substantive issues. Let my other respected learned colleagues do the commenting.

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by LibertyRep: 8:36pm On Jan 05
Since UI has authenticated the certificate, the case is as good as over.

But then, whoever made the photocopy didn't try at all. There's always a way of reducing the size of a larger document to fit into A4 now.

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by Okoroawusa: 8:42pm On Jan 05
Abeg this one no be case. If you guys have a better case against Obaseki then bring it. From what I read up there, this is like a child's play

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by densiks: 8:44pm On Jan 05
This whole Obaseki certificate issue is quite embarrassing I must say.

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Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by scopusng(m): 8:54pm On Jan 05
Front page jare. Lascl
Re: Obaseki’s Certificate An Incomplete Photocopy, University Of Ibadan Tells Court by engineerboat(m): 9:08pm On Jan 05
oshozondii:
kahal29 ejimatic dansuqi cktheluckyman engineerboat seanfer AAA593 fergie001
muykem seunmsg agborietoye

UI Is the Issuing Authority

I've been waiting for them.

What i find funny and interesting is tbat APC minister of Education had earlier summon UI registrar for Obaseki Certificate Authenticity

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