The senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye is enmeshed in certificate scandal as the first degree he claimed he obtained from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna, has become a subject of controversy.
In a series of tweets by SaharaReporters, via its twitter handle, @SaharaReporters, on Monday the online medium claimed that Melaye did not graduate from ABU.
“university teachers at the Geography Department of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria insist that @dino_melaye did not graduate, bribed his HOD/1.”
“Exams Officers at ABU, Zaria insist that @dino_melaye never graduated from Geography Department, they said Dino’s name was not on the graduation list.
“Exam officers stated that @dino_melaye failed GENS 201, GEOG 307 (Long Field Trip Course), GEOG 404, GEOG 411 and GEOG 426.
“At least 3 Exam Officers at ABU, Zaria insist that @dino_melaye never graduated from Geography Dept, DG DSS alerted but covered it up.
“@dino_melaye didn’t graduate from ABU, he applied for a PG programme at UNIJOS, he came to ABU for transcript, none could be provided/1.
“Exam officers, speaking on @dino_melaye’s academic scandal, said his HOD, …, assisted him to forge his transcript.
“@DinoMelaye went ahead to do a PG at UNIJOS without any transcript from ABU, Geo Dept. couldn’t provide, despite pressure,” SaharaReporters tweeted.
Responding to the SaharaReporters’ tweets about his alleged certificate forgery, Melaye in several tweets via his twitter handle, @dino_melaye, tweeted: “Sahara
Reporters, please sue me and ABU if it is true that I did not graduate from Zaria. Tell Magu to arrest me and prosecute me.”
“SR, you and your fake documents. I’m presently a student of ABU pursuing my 7th degree. Go round all the UNIS (universities) I attended in digging more.”
“I can’t be cowed. Still waiting for SaharaReporters to indict me. What happened to the foreign account you reported I have. Na una go tire.”
“Will not be surprise if SaharaReporters say I’m not a Nigerian. Shame!”