Governor Godwin Obaseki will, Tuesday, open his defence in on the allegation of certificate forgery levelled against him by the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the wake of his victory in the last gubernatorial election in Edo State.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday, closed the forgery case which had it instituted against after it called a total of six witnesses and tendered 17 Exhibits.
The party’s lead counsel, Chief Akin Olujimi, SAN, announced the decision of the party to rest its case, shortly after the court discharged the sixth witness, PW-6, Dr. Mikano Asekome, who is an Associate Professor in Banking and Finance Department at Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State.
The PW-6 told the court that he was on December 23, 2020, summoned to appear as witness in the matter. The witness went ahead and tendered in evidence, the original copy of his certificate in Agricultural-Economics, which the University of Ibadan awarded to him on July 31, 1978. Under cross-examination, the witness told the court that as at 1974 when he gained admission into University of Ibadan, the Join Admission & Matriculation Board, JAMB, was not in existence.
“As at then, it was the responsibility of the University of Ibadan to set criteria for admission. However, in order to guide students, the criteria was always documented and published.