By Our Reporter
An Associate Professor and Lecturer in the department of Linguistics of the University of Calabar (UNICAL), Mensah Eyo and five students are to be tried in court over an alleged certificate forgery allegation.
This was contained in a letter sent to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Zana Akpagu by the Cross River State Director of Public Prosecution, Barr. George Okem, which said that Associate Professor Eyo, Ferdinand Akanya Esip of IPPA department and five students, George Uwaek, Michael Paul Ufana, Mbuk Atai Umoh, Nsude Mary Imaobong and Olowosoke Olutoun Sileola are to be arraigned in court over issues bordering on certificate forgery.
The above named have been under investigation following a petition written by the former Vice Chancellor, Prof. James Epoke alleging that Eyo was collecting money from students to forge UNICAL certificates for them.
And, the letter, sighted by CrossRiverWatch explained that investigations have been concluded and they have been “sufficiently implicated” as such should be released by the University to stand trial in court.
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” said the charge was on the directives of the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice of Cross River State, Barrister Joe Abang.
“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 persons be charged for conspiracy to commit felony and forgery in accordance with extant laws of the state having been sufficiently implicated,” read the letter.
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