A Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has appealed tot the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to produce a copy of the certificate it purportedly issued to Senator Hope Uzodinma in 1982.
Mr Keyamo explained his decision by the refusal of WAEC to reply to the letters he sent them in May 14, 2013 in which he requested a Certified True Copy of Uzodinma’s Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.
The suit dated July 2, 2013, was filed as an ex parte application according to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011. It bore the tag, FHC/L/CS/921/2013.
Mr Keyamo had alleged that Uzodinma did not graduate from Mgbidi Boys High School in Imo State, where he claimed to have sat for and passed WAEC’s examinations in 1982.
He stated same in an affidavit accompanying the suit:
“The said Hope Uzodinma claimed to have graduated from the Mgbidi Boys High School, Imo State in 1982. “That inquiry and investigation into the names and persons that graduated in that year has revealed that Senator Hope Uzodinma was not a graduate of the school in 1982.”