Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Senator Dino Melaye Certificate Scandal Deepens As Harvard University Denies Degree Claim

Senator Dino Melaye Certificate Scandal Deepens As Harvard University Denies Degree Claim Senator Dino Melaye Certificate Scandal Deepens As Harvard University Denies Degree Claim
Melinda Barton | 25 March, 2017, 02:08

Melaye has three credits in Agric, Biology and CRS.

In response, Melaye had lashed out at the Senator saying not only did he graduate from Abu but claimed he also has a degree from Harvard.

Melaye through his counsel Barrister Marx Ikongbeh filed an application before the High Court of the FCT, Maitama seeking for the leave of court to issue writ of summons to the defendants: the Incorporated Trustees of Sahara Reporters Media Foundation, Omoyele Sowore, Temitope Olumuyide and Sahara Reporters Media Group Inc.

But according to the online news medium, the school said Melaye does not possess a degree from its university.

"We have checked our records and can find no evidence of Dino Melaye having any degree qualification from the London School of Economics and Political Science".

"Not even the Senate had written to the University for Verification".

Melaye was alleged to have bribed university officials to produce fake transcripts, on the basis of which he attended a program at the University of Jos, the University of Abuja, and now at ABU. I have successfully completed one and I am doing the second one. I am a graduate of London School of Economics and Political Science.

"Since last Tuesday when SaharaReporters broke the report that Mr. Melaye's academic claims were hollow, the flamboyant senator tweeted a threat to sue the website for N5 billion".

Melaye, however, insisted that he graduated from the institution and that he headed the student union government while there. They went further to say that the documents he presented to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) were manipulated between Melaye his then Head of Department, Prof.