The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences
Commission, ICPC, has said a polytechnic Rector has been arrested
over alleged forgery of a doctorate degree certificate.
Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, the Spokesperson of the commission, said
this in a statement on Monday,
The suspect identified as Olaolu Olugbenga, Rector of Igbajo
Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun, was also a former Acting Deputy Vice
Chancellor of Oduduwa University in Ogun.
She said the preliminary investigations conducted by ICPC operatives
on a petition revealed that Olugbenga was actually working with a
suspected fake PhD certificate purportedly from the University of
According to the spokesperson, during interrogation at the Ibadan
office of the commission where he is being held, the suspect insisted
in his statement that the certificate was genuine.
She said that the action, if proved to be true, 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 investigation,’’ She said.