The West African examinations council (WAEC) has described as “altered and invalid” the results and certificate belonging to the chairman, special presidential investigative panel for the recovery of property, Okoi Obono-Obla, which was allegedly issued by the examination body.
Testifying before the house of representatives a-hoc panel investigating Obono-Obla’s alleged forgery, WAEC registrar, represented by the deputy registrar, Femi Ola told the committee that available evidence indicate that the results were altered and therefore makes them invalid.
The deputy registrar further explained that the genuine candidate is Ofem Okoi Ofem with certificate number 09403/247 of Mary Knoll college, Ogoja, cross river state. The exam number and number of subjects are the same. The difference is the grade in English literature in which Obla claimed to have scored c6 despite being marked absent in the true, certified copy.
The chairman of the investigative panel, Harman Pategi lauded WAEC for striving to maintain what he calls integrity and probity as he added that the implication is that Obono-Obla gained admission to the university of jos with a fake WAEC result.
The committee adjourned, promising to leave no stone unturned in doing what is right for the benefit of Nigerians.