The Vice-Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, Ibrahim Garab, has confirmed Dino Melaye, the lawmaker representing Kogi West at the Senate, graduated from the institution.
The VC made the affirmation while appearing before an investigative hearing by the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate the allegation that Melaye did not graduate from ABU as was indicated in his curriculum vitae, CV.
The allegation was championed by the popular online news outlet, Sahara Reporters.
However, speaking to the Senate committee on Monday, Garab said: “From records, Mr. Melaye formerly known as Daniel Jonah Melaye graduated from ABU with Third Class BA Geography in 2000.”
It would be recalled that during one of Senate plenary session, former majority leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume, had drawn the attention of lawmakers to the allegation against Melaye, stressing that it would be good if the allegations were investigated in order to ascertain their authenticity.
The Senate subsequently mandated the committee on ethics and privileges to investigate the matter and report back to plenary.
ABU management had refused to take questions from journalists regarding the development, maintaining that since the Senate had set up an investigative panel, it would only speak to members of the committee.
Melaye claims to have 8 degrees, including two from Harvard University and London School of Economics and Political Science, but Sahara Reporters reported that the two schools had denied the Senator’s claims.
Melaye was also present at the hearing.
The controversial senator had taken to his social media to reiterate his innocence threatening “Sowore must go to Jail, I promise.”