President Bola Tinubu has been accused of identity theft over his academic record at the Chicago State University (CSU) by Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 presidential election.
Atiku is now in court in the United States to ensure that the Chicago State University (CSU) revealed the academic record of Tinubu, which included his admission letter and attendance.
Why Atiku is after Tinubu's academic record at Chicago State University
The president has pleaded before the US court under the country's privacy law that exposing the document's details “would cause irreparable damage to his person” and therefore urged the court to stop the university from releasing his academic record to Atiku.
To strengthen his defence, at least two persons had come out to testify before the court that they were classmates of President Tinubu during his undergraduate days before the US court.
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
Below are their details:
Adeniji has said he was a classmate of President Tinubu at the Chicago State University and sworn an oath before the court that he was familiar with Tinubu.
He made the claim amid the ongoing legal battle between Tinubu and Atiku, Nigeria's former vice president in the U.S.
In the United States district court, Adeniji testified that he knew and contested against Tinubu as Accounting Society Club President at the CSU's Department of Business Admin/Accounting.
Ogunsanya is a public affairs analyst who swore before the court that he was a classmate of President Tinubu during his undergraduate days at the Chicago State University.
Ogunsanya, in an interview on TVC, confirmed that he and President Tinubu graduated from Chicago State University, recalled that that he was mocked for his accent when he first came into the institution.
"Everyone in the US can plead privacy": Falana speaks on Atiku vs. Tinubu in US Court
Legit.ng earlier reported that Femi Falana, the human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, has commented on the likely outcome of the certificate tussle between President Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar in the US.
According to Falana, the US respects the privacy of individuals, and everyone can plead for privacy in the United States.
Falana then concluded that the US court may consider Tinubu's privacy in its judgment as well as Atiku's request.