An Associate Professor with the Department of Linguistic Studies, University of Calabar (Unical), Mensah Eyo and five students are to appear in court over an allegation of certificate forgery.
A letter addressed to the Vice Chancelor of University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Akpagu from the office of the state Department of Public Prosecution, dated December 7,2017 and made available to our correspondent in Calabar, alleged that the Associate Professor Eyo, Ferdinand Akanya Esip of IPPA department and five students, George Uwaek, Michael Paul Ufana, Mbuk Atai Umoh, Nsude Mary Imaobong, Olowosoke Olutoun Sileola are to be arraigned in court for certificate forgery.
The suspects have been under investigation over a petition written by the former Vice Chancellor, Prof. James Epoke alleging that Eyo was collecting money from students to forge Unical certificate for them.
The letter maintained that investigation had been concluded, stressing that there was a very weighty evidence against the suspects adding that the aforementioned individuals were implicated by the evidences against them.
The letter titled “Application for the release of the following staff and students of the University of Calabar to stand trial in an alleged certificate forgery case”, emanated from the office of the Cross Rivers Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Joe Abang”
The letter reads ,”I have the directives of the Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice to release the above named persons of your institution to stand trial in an alleged certificate forgery case of the University.
“Upon completion of analysis of the facts of a case file received from the Police, the petition by the former Vice Chancellor, Prof. James Epoke ,weighed against the law, our legal advice that the above person be charged for conspiracy to commit felony and forgery in accordance with extant laws of the state having been sufficiently implicated”.