Certificate forgery: University clears Plateau Lawmaker


By; Buhari B. Bello, Jos.
The University of Jos, has told the Plateau State Command of the Nigeria Police that the certificate of the former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Baba Hassan, was genuine.
The University has said in its letter of response signed by its Registrar, Jilli Dandam, to the Police seeking to know whether the certificate was forged or not.
Nigeria Police was investigating the genuineness or otherwise of Hassan’s Diploma Certificate as a result of a petition written to the Inspector General of Police by one Alhaji Jamilu Baba challenging the educational qualification of the legislator.
According to the letter dated 25-02-2016, the legislator completed his course of studies by “our records.”
“From our records, Ibrahim Baba Hassan with Matriculation Number UJ/DBA/93/0696 enrolled into the University Of Jos during 1993/1994 Academic Session and completed the prescribed Academic Session Successfully in 1995/1996 Academic Session and was awarded the Diploma in Business Administration,” the letter read in parts.
Honourable Hassan who is also a sitting member of the State House of Assembly, told his supporters and party leadership at the Local Government and ward levels that paid him solidarity visit, that he has forgiven those that are perpetrating lies against his personality.
Hassan while responding to the APC stakeholders at Greaylikns Continental Suits said that; “whoever does that to me he is not fighting me but fighting the APC.”
He called on the stake holders of the (APC) in Jos North Local Government Area to brainstorm on how to strengthen the party and progress of members.
“I got all my certificates here in Plateau State starting from Hill Crest, Commad Day Primary School, Command Secondary School Jos and then University of Jos, so I don’t believe them because their plan is to divide APC,” he added.
In his remarks the Secretary of Jos-North Local Government Council, Honourable Shehu Bala also refuted the allegation of certificate forgery saying it was not true.
Bala threatened to take legal action against those who are plotting to bring down Hon. Ibrahim Baba Hassan by all means.


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