The former Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, Prof. James Epoke is in court over certificate forgery.
CrossRiverDaily learnt that Associate Professor Mensah Eyo, Ferdinand Akanya Esip and five other students; George Uwaek, Michael Paul Ufana, Mbuk Atai Umoh, Nsude Mary Imaobong, Olowosoke Olutoun Sileola have all been under investigation following a petition bordering certificate forgery written by the former VC, James Epoke.
They are to face criminal charges at the High Court sitting in Calabar following a letter sent to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Zana Akpagu by the Cross River State Director of Public Prosecution, Barr. George Okem to have them tried.
The letter titled: “Application for the release of the following staff and students of the University of Calabar to stand trial in an alleged certificate forgery case”, investigations had been concluded and they have been “sufficiently implicated” as such should be released by the university to stand trial in court.
“Upon completion of analysis of the facts of a case file received from the Police, the petition by the former Vice Chancellor, Prof. James Epoke ,weighed against the law, our legal advice that the above person be charged for conspiracy to commit felony and forgery in accordance with extant laws of the state having been sufficiently implicated,” it read.