Appeal Court Upholds Withdrawal Of Orji Kalu's Degree Certificate

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An Appeal Court in Owerri, Imo State, on Tuesday, upheld the withdrawal of a degree certificate issued to the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu by the Abia State University, Uturu.

 The appellant court in its judgment nullified the earlier judgment of a High Court in Isikwuato in Abia State which restored the degree to KALU.

 Justice Adefope Okojie in her verdict said that the Isikwuato high court had no jurisdiction to preside over the certificate issue.

 The jurist insisted that the respondent ought to have exhausted all the remedies available to him before approaching the court to challenge the decision of the Senate of Abia State University to strip off the degree certificate.

Recall that Abia state University ABSU had on March 2, 2013, withdrew the certificate awarded to Kalu for violating the university’s admission and graduation extant rules and regulations.

Reacting to the judgment, the counsel to ABSU, Jesse Nwaenyo disclosed that the University was happy with the verdict of the appeal court.

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