The allegations that the Senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Dino Melaye did not graduate from the university has taken a new turn as the Senate has altered his profile on their official website.
An online medium, SaharaReporters had initially alleged that the senator did not complete his first-degree programme in the department of Geography, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna state.
SaharaReporters in a series of tweets on its Twitter handle, @SaharaReporters on Monday, 20 March, claimed that Melaye allegedly bribed his Head of Department, “who assisted him to forge his transcript”.
In addition, it also claimed that the DSS was alerted about the matter but that the security agency swept it under the carpet and allowed the politician to soar high in his career.
Obviously determined to get to the root of the matter, the media outfit has once again alleged that the Nigerian Senate under the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki has made changes to Melaye’s profile on the National House of Assembly’s website.
The media house wrote on its Twitter page:
“FLASH: @bukolasaraki’s @NGRSenate has altered/changed Senator @dino_melaye’s profile on Nass Website after his academic scandal at ABU.
“FLASH: @bukolasaraki’s @NGRSenate suddenly tampering with @dino_melaye’s profile on its website after SR’s expose on Certificate #fraudalert.”
Picture proofs show that while there were dates of graduation in his profile initially, all traces of dates have been wiped out and replaced with empty space as allegations thicken.
The woes of Dino Melaye began when Sahara Reporters claimed that he did not graduate from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with evidence proving that he failed some courses which are part of his final examinations.
A copy of his second-semester result with failed courses in 1998/99 session has been uncovered by the media company showing that Melaye failed GENS 201, GEOG 307 (Long Field Trip Course), GEOG 404, GEOG 411 and GEOG 426.
Even though Mr. Dino Melaye has denied this allegation and has challenged Sahara Reporters and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to sue him if they have enough evidence to proof their allegations, a number of Nigerians and political leaders have confirmed the certainty that the allegations were true.