UNIZIK Suspends Staff for Degree, NYSC Certificate Forgery

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, in Awka, Anambra State, has suspended one of its staff members, Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor, in light of allegations surrounding certificate forgery.

A press release issued by the Special Adviser to the Vice Chancellor on Public Relations and Special Duties, Emmanuel Ojukwu, revealed that Nwafor is accused of forging both his degree and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificates in a desperate attempt to secure employment within the university.

The troubles for Nwafor began when he submitted a request to the university, seeking to alter his degree result.

As a result of the allegations, the institution has decided to take action by suspending Nwafor from his position within the university for a period of six months.

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The statement read in part, “The Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof Charles Okechukwu Esimone, has approved the immediate suspension of Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya (Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor) over allegations of presentation of forged and fake degree results 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 different name, Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor and different class of degree and this resulted in suspicion.

UNIZIK Certificate Forgery
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“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 regulations, 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 stated.