A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the alleged certificate forgery case filed against Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its members, Edobor Williams.
Delivering his judgment on Satruday, Justice Ahmed Mohammed held that the plaintiffs failed to prove Obaseki forged his academic certificates, which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the September 19, 2019 governorship election in the state.
The judge found as lazy, the attitude of the plaintiffs, who did no make any efforts to cross-check from the University of Ibadan and the West African Examination Council (WAEC) the two institutions that issued the certificates they claimed Obaseki forged.
The judge noted that a Deputy Registrar of the University of Ibadan had given evidence in the suit that the university duly issued the certificate to Obaseki.
According to him, the governor was duly and properly admitted to study Classics which was later renamed Classical Studies in 1976 and graduated in 1979.