The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday, dismissed the alleged University of Ibadan degree certificate forgery suit filed by the All Progressives Congress, (APC) against Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo..
The court dismissed the suit for lacking in merit and awarded N250, 000 cost in favour of Obaseki.
Apparently not satisfied with the decision of the lower court, the APC approached the appellate court to challenge the judgment.
Justice Adah upheld the testimony of the Deputy Registrar, Legal, University of Ibadan, Mr Abayomi Ajayi who confirmed that Obaseki attended the university in 1976 and fulfilled the requirement for admission to study Classical Studies.
The judge maintained that the evidence of Ajayi was direct in showing that Obaseki did not forge the certificate he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission( INEC) to secure his clearance for participation in the governorship election.
The court subsequently dismissed the appeal with N250, 000 cost in favour of Obaseki and N50 ,000 each in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and INEC.(NAN)