…AS DELSU WITHDRAWS ADMISSION OF SIX STUDENTS FOR ALLEGED CERTIFICATE FORGERY
The Police in Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta have arraigned 60 suspected pro-Biafra agitators and cult members for alleged unlawful assembly in the community.
The suspects, reports said, allegedly assembled for “evil meeting in the community on Tuesday when the Police acted on a tip-off and arrested them in their hideout.
They were arraigned on Thursday at the Ogwashi-Uku Magistrate Court on four count charges which bothered on illegal assembly, cultism, and others punishable under the new anti-cultism and terrorism law of Delta State 2016 recently signed into law by the state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
However, after the the charges were read to the accused, the presiding magistrate of the court, Chief Magistrate Saduna Aninie, said the court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain the case and directed the case file be transferred to the office of the State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice and remanded the accused persons in prison custody.
In another development, authorities of the Delta State University Abraka (DELSU), have withdrawn the admission of six students of the school over alleged certificate forgery.
The affected students, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Victor Peretomode, confirmed were earlier admitted into the department of anatomy and they are Nmoye Evans (CFB/12/13/211542) Okpara Ugichi Chisom (CFB/209675) and others.
He said they were withdrawn twice from the University 2013/2014 academic session, but still parade themselves as students, worst still, paying their school fees, registering their courses and writing examination every semester as bonafide students.
Meanwhile, the senate of the University at its 148th regular meeting held on October 11, 2016, approved the withdrawal of the degree results/certificate issued to one Nwani Fidelis Ikechukwu with matriculation number (FMS/01/02/47632/) of the department of Accounting, Banking and Finance; Prof. Victor Peretomode, the Vice Chancellor of the University who confirmed the certificate withdrawn to our reporter, called on the management of Heritage Bank.