The management of the Lagos State University has begun an investigation into the allegations of certificate racketeering that made headlines this week, according to source familiar with the matter.
BlackBox Nigeria had reported that the institution removed the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Tajudeen Olumoko in connection with the scandal.
Olumoko was named as a member of a syndicate that allegedly sold original LASU certificates for as much as N3 million.
Dr. Abiodun Fatai-Abiodun, a senior lecturer of the Political Science Department, has since been appointed as the acting Dean.
When contacted by Blackbox Nigeria, Olumoko declined to comment on the case.
He stressed that it is against the Institution’s policy for him to address an ongoing investigation, adding that any response would amount to prejudice.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State House of Assembly has vowed to investigate the allegations of extortion and certificate racketeering.