A legal practitioner, Kalu Agu has petitioned the Department of State Services (DSS) and the London Metropolitan Police Service to investigate the documents presented by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election tribunal.
The documents in question are the certificates said to have been obtained from Cambridge Assessment International Education and tendered for Buhari at the tribunal.
In separate petitions both dated August 14, 2019, Agu questioned the authenticity of the “certifying statement” said to have been obtained from the Cambridge Assessment International Education.
Recall that Abba Kyari, the president’s chief of staff, had told the election tribunal that he obtained the president’s “assessment” documents from Cambridge Assessment International Education.
He was quoted as saying he personally signed for and collected the documents on behalf of the president.
The UK-based examination body oversaw the conduct of final year secondary school examination in Nigeria and placement into foreign universities in the 1960s.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the February 23, presidential election, Atiku Abubakar and his party had also questioned the said certificate.
Agu in his petition asked the UK police and the DSS to probe the following: “Where did Mr. Abba Kyari get the certificate which he enclosed alongside his application form for the issuance of the said certifying statement which he claimed he procured from Cambridge Assessment International Education.
“Whether Mr Abba Kyari as an individual can apply for the said certifying statement not being an academic institution or an employer of the candidate.
“Whether the said certifying statement can be delivered to Mr Abba Kyari by hand as he claimed he signed and personally collected same by hand in the UK.
“Evidence of the said application and of the candidate’s authorisation to the Cambridge Assessment International Education for the release of the said certifying statement to Mr Abba Kyari.”
He added that “in the circumstance that the certifying statement is found to be forged, it will be of great service to both Nigeria and the United Kingdom that Mr. Abba Kyari is arrested and arraigned in a court of competent jurisdiction for forgery.”