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UNIZIK suspends staff over alleged forgery

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Nwafor Nwesuzor, an employee at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, (UNIZIK),  Anambra State, has been suspended for allegedly forging his degree and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.

This was revealed in a press statement issued on Thursday by Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, Special Adviser on Public Relations and Special Duties to UNIZIK’s Vice Chancellor.

According to Ojukwu, the counterfeit was found when Nwesuzor, an administrative staff member, wrote to the UNIZIK’s management requesting that his degree result be changed.

Ojukwu further disclosed that Nwesuzor was suspended for six months while his case would undergo other processes before final action.

The statement read in part, “The Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, (UNIZIK), Awka, Prof. Charles Esimone, has approved the immediate suspension of Nwafor Ogbonnaya (Nwafor Nwesuzor) over allegations of the presentation of forged and fake degree results to the university.

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“In a bid to secure employment at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nwafor Ogbonnaya whose real name is Nwafor Nwesuzor abandoned his undergraduate programme and forged the university statement of result and a letter of exclusion from the National Youth Service Corps.

“He later went ahead to complete his degree programme. The whole scenario emanated when Mr. Nwafor Ogbonnaya wrote to the university, requesting to change his degree result.

“The new result he submitted bears a different name, Nwafor Nwesuzor and a different class of degree, and this resulted in suspicion.

“Upon further investigation, it was discovered that this staff member 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.

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“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.”

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