President Muhammadu Buhari and Abba Kyari at a dinner
A Nigerian Lawyer has petitioned to the London Metropolitan police demanding investigation over alleged forged Cambridge Certificate said to have been issued to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Certificate was said to have been collected on behalf of Buhari by his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari on July 18, 2019.
Mr Abba Kyari had told the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal that he collected the certificates of President Muhammadu Buhari from Cambridge.
But see below petition before the London Metropolitan Police alleging that the Chief of Staff to the President forged the assessment international academic document.
In his testimony as the third defence witness for the President in his case against the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the Tribunal, Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the President admitted that he collected President Buhari’s certificates from Cambridge..
He made the statement when he was cross-examined by the counsel to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Lateef Fagbemi.
He said he has been the Chief of Staff to the President since August 27, 2015, adding that all his communication with President Buhari has been in English Language.
Thereafter, counsel to the petitioners, Mr Levi Uzoukwu, told Mr Kyari that he said he was the one who collected the documents from Cambridge.
In his response, the presidential aide said yes, adding that he collected the documents on July 18, 2019.
When asked if he was surprised that he collected the documents long after the petition was filed and after deposing to his witness statement in April, Mr Kyari answered in the affirmative yes.