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Court Upholds Withdrawal Of Orji Kalu’s Degree Certificate



Orji Kalu degree certificate

A move by the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to restore a degree certificate awarded him by the Abia State University failed on Tuesday after an Appeal Court sitting in Owerri nullified the judgement of an Isuikwuato High Court on the issue.

 GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that the High Court had earlier restored a bachelors degree certificate awarded him by the university which was earlier stripped by Abia State University.

The appellate court  the trial court at Isuikwuato lacked jurisdiction over the matter.

Delivering judgement in Owerri, the Imo State capital on Tuesday, Justice Adefope-Okojie upheld the withdrawal of Orji Uzor Kalu’s certificate by the Abia State University.

The Appeal Court said that Orji Kalu ought to have exhausted all the remedies available to him at the university before approaching the court to challenge the decision of the Senate of Abia state University.

It would be recalled that the Abia State University through its Registrar on March 2, 2013 withdrew the Certificate awarded to Orji Uzor kalu for violating university’s admission and graduation extant rules and regulations.

 GreenWhiteGreen GWG further reports that Orji Kalu at the time he was awarded the degree certificate was also the visitor to the university being the governor of Abia State at the time.

The judgment was welcomed by the university which through its counsel, Jesse Nwaenyo said the institution received the judgement with joy, noting that it has further proven that the respondent Orji Uzor Kalu did not merit the certificate.

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