A senior civil servant in Adamawa State has written the independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) asking that the Director of administration at the Adamawa State Health services management board, Mr Halilu Abba be arrested and prosecuted for forgery.
According to the complainant, Mr. Abba forged his Master’s Degree certificate in Public Administration (MPA) allegedly obtained from Adamawa State university (ADSU).
The letter was copied to the office of the Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri through the office of the head of service, as well as the speaker, Adamawa State House of Assembly.
The letter reads in part:
“It could be recalled that a similar case of forged MBBS certificate was reported in the same organization, of which the culprit was made to face the wrath of the law.
“On this particular case,the culprit and his associate wants to prove that they are above the law and cannot be prosecuted, let the law take its full course,for anything that is good for the goose is also good for the gander.”
A response letter of investigation of activities/verification to the state commission of ICPC by ADSU through the acting register, Yahya J Bobboi, revealed that “Mr Halilu Abba is yet to graduate with MPA degree he enrolled in 2011.”
ADSU said their findings shows that Abba enrolled as a Master’s student at the Department of public Adminstration in 2011 to study MPA.
According to the letter, the ” Postgraduate school has confirmed from the department of public Administration that the candidate in question has MPA 7091 (Research Methodology) as outstanding carryover as of July, 2019.”
It also says that “the statement of result issued on 4th September, 2013 was issued without the candidate completing the MPA programme.”
The graduation list of 2013/2014 Academic session does not have Mr Halilu Abba’s name indicating that he has not met the requirements for graduation.
The letter further said that “On 17th June, 2019, Halilu applied to rectify his outstanding carryover.”
All efforts to get Abba to comment on the said allegations where not successful as his response is always “I travel to Maiha for a meeting”, or “I’m in a meeting, I will call you back later.”