Fake certificate scandal: Melaye files N5bn libel suit against SaharaReporter.
Senator Dino Melaye has instituted a N5 billion libel suit against an online media platform, SaharaReporters.
The Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district is taking the action against the organisation for alleged defamation of character, wrongful accusation, among other charges.
SaharaReporters, had in a report alleged that Melaye did not complete his first degree in Geography at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The development caught the attention of the Senate on Tuesday, leading to its decision to refer the matter to its Ethics and Privileges Committee for investigation.
The committee was directed to investigate the claim that Melaye not possess an authentic first degree certificate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Reacting however, Melaye said he got his first degree several years ago and that his name was being smeared by those against his rising political profile.
The suit, according to his media office, was file at the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, on Wednesday.