A man who claimed to be a Professor of Statistics from universities in Ghana and Nigeria, Professor, Ambi P.N., has been apprehended by authorities of the National Universities Commission ,NUC.
In a statement yesterday, NUC said the suspect and two other accomplices, have been handed over to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command.
The fake professor met his waterloo when he approached NUC authorities for the establishment of a ‘Nigeria-British University’ in Lagos.
Those behind the proposed university were invited for further interaction with the NUC based on the “letter of intent to establish a private university”.
The letter was dated December 23, 2013 and was signed by Rev. Dr. Paul Emmanuel.
An unnamed lawyer was also part of the team.
The meeting was held at the Idris Abdulkadir Auditorium , the Commission’s headquarters in Maitama, Abuja, on Tuesday.
The commission explained that Ambi was invited to ascertain the level of their commitment in the proposed university.
Ambi was said to have given conflicting records which arose suspicion about himself.
Ambi was said to have obtained his professorship from the Obong University, Obong Ntak, Akwa Ibom State, and studied at the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, up to PhD level. He also claimed in another record that he studied at the University of Ewe, Ghana. Again, he claimed that he was a staff of Covenant University on sabbatical leave at Obong University.
Following NUC’s investigation and discoveries, Ambi was apprehension by the police authorities.
“Being mindful of the fact that his claims are false, his act amounts to a crime punishable by our laws,” NUC said.
The police are yet to parade the fake professor