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Court upholds withdrawal of Orji Kalu’s university certificate over alleged fraud




A court of appeal sitting in Owerri, Imo State, on Tuesday, upheld the withdrawal of the Bachelors’ degree certificate of the former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzo Kalu, by the Abia State University.

The presiding judge, Justice Oludotun Adefope-Okojie, in her ruling, nullified the judgement of a high court in Isikwuato, Abia State which had restored the Bachelors’ degree certificate of the former governor.

The University in 2018, withdrew Senator Kalu’s certificate over allegations of fraud and breach of admission regulations concerning his graduation.

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Following the development, the former governor approached a state high court in Isikwuato in Abia State challenging the allegations and the subsequent withdrawal of his degree by the university.

However, the appeal court’s decision on Tuesday was because the state high court in Isikwuato lacked jurisdiction over the matter.

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