THE rector of Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun State and former Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, Oduduwa University, Osun State, Mr. Olaolu Akinola Olugbenga, has been arrested by officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission for alleged forgery of a doctorate degree (PhD) certificate.
According to the spokesperson for the Commission, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, the suspect who is currently being detained by the Ibadan, Oyo State office of the Commission is undergoing interrogation after preliminary investigations carried out by operatives.
She said Mr. Olugbenga was working with a fake PhD certificate purportedly from the University of Ibadan.
However, during interrogation he insisted in his statement that the certificate was genuine.
The suspect’s action violates Section 465 of the Criminal Code and Section 25 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 respectively.
Further action in accordance with the laws will be taken at the conclusion of investigation, said the spokesperson.