ICPC arrests rector for alleged certificate forgery
The Rector of Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun State and former acting deputy vice-chancellor of Oduduwa University, Osun State, Mr Olaolu Akinola Olugbenga, has been arrested by officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for alleged forgery of a doctorate degree (PhD) certificate.
In a statement Monday in Abuja, the ICPC disclosed that Olugbenga, who is currently being detained by the Ibadan, Oyo State office of the Commission, is undergoing interrogation after preliminary investigations carried out by operatives acting on a petition, confirmed that the suspect was actually working with a fake PhD certificate purportedly from the University of Ibadan.
The commission further disclosed that during interrogation Olugbenga insisted in his statement that the certificate was genuine.
According to the commission, the suspect’s action violates Section 465 of the Criminal Code and Section 25 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 respectively.
Further action in accordance with the laws will be taken at the conclusion of the investigation, ICPC’s spokeswoman Rasheedat Okoduwa said.