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ICPC Arraigns Ex-Poly Rector, For Declaring Fake Ph.D Certificate

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Mr. Olaolu Akinola Olugbenga, a former Rector of Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun State, has been arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) before Honorable Justice Wasiu Oladejo Akanbi of Osun State High Court 2, sitting in Osogbo.

Olugbenga is being arraigned on a 4-count charge bordering on alleged forgery and making a false statement.

He was accused of presenting a fake certificate contrary to Section 465 of the Criminal Code Act and punishable under Section 467 of the same Act.

It was stated that during the investigation by ICPC, that he intentionally lied his PhD was completed in 2002 and he was given notification in 2003, thereby committing an offence that is contrary to Section 25 (1) (a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 and punishable under Section 25 (1) (b) of the same Act.

The ex-Rector was also alleged to have presented a forged result document to the management of Igbajo Polytechnic.

Naija News learnt it is an offence of forgery, contrary to Section 465 of the Criminal Code Act and punishable under Section 467 of the same Act.

However, Mr Olugbenga has pleaded not guilty to all the charges and his lawyer pleaded with the court to grant him bail.

He was obliged by Justice Akanbi in line with the terms of the administrative bail earlier granted the accused by ICPC, with the additional condition that his sureties must be civil servants of Grade Level 14 or above, working within the jurisdiction of the court. The judge also added that they should produce N5 million each in like sum and must be present in court for the next adjourned date of 26th March 2020.




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