Akpabio, Akwa Ibom Lawmakers may go to jail over Certificate Scam – MR MONDAY UKO- THE REAL FACTS

19 Oct

By Ofonime Enoh

ImageThe recent appearance of certain publications online about the so called “certificate forgery scam” has left some of us who were colleagues with the person in question alarmed at the extent to which mischievous people could go to discredit an individual all in the name of politics.
For the avoidance of doubt, the following undisputable facts are hereby stated;
1. That Mr Monday Uko is a bonafide member of the University of Uyo faculty of Law Class of 2005.
2. That Mr Monday Uko alongside several members of this class bore the same registration number starting with 99/UG/…… except those who joined as direct entry students in our second year that have a different registration number.
3. That at no material time during the period we spent in University of Uyo was Mr Monday Uko ever expelled or involved in any certificate scandal.
4. That we shared the same classes and experience with Mr Monday Uko from 1999 when we firat had the first Legal Methods classes till the last lecture in 2005 and we all wrote our final papers between 1st and 5th August 2005, a month earlier than the rest of the University because of the law school opening date.
5. That the then Dean of Law, Prof Enefiok Essien obtained an approval from the University’s Senate to conduct our final exams earlier than stipulated.
6. That most of our colleagues where issued statements of results within a month to proceed to the Nigerian Law School alongside those in the class of 2004.
7. That this move was made to complete the University of Uyo law school quota which was largely under-utilized in preceding years and it was a one stop move to ensure that the University of Uyo quota be maintained instead of reduced as was threatened by the Nigerian Law School.
8. That our LLB certificates to those who had cleared all outstanding results was signed in 2005 and those who wanted to proceed to law school did so immediately.
9. That Mr Monday Uko chose not to go to Law School because of his political engagement at that time to the people of Obot Akara Local Governemt Area and his desire to go ahead and build his business, Monty Suites Ltd.
10. That Mr Monday Uko has remained an active member of the University of Uyo Class of 2005 alumni since we left University of Uyo.
This is a call to those peddling this rumors that Mr Monday Uko had colleagues and witnesses who can testify to his studentship at the University of Uyo. He was not only a student but also an active member of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) which he played a vital role from the period he joined the University till the day he wrote his last exams. He is also reputed to have used his position as an outstanding member of society to attract a lot of goodwill to the association and individual students.

Ofonime Enoh Esq. LLB(Hons); B.L; LLM(Oil &Gas, Scotland)
President Emeritus (Law Students Association of Nigeria, University of Uyo 2004-2005)


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