Fresh scandal is striking the Imo state Assembly over the allegation that the Speaker’s Chief of Staff, Mike Ohaka, forged his boss’ signature in a letter to Vice-Chancellor of the Imo State University, Prof. Adaobi Obasi.
Eye9ja reports that the allegation suggested that the chief of staff to the Speaker of the Imo state Assembly had sent the letter requesting the employment of 46 persons.
A source close to the Speaker said the Vice Chancellor, on receipt of the letter, called the Speaker to lay complain that the University was not recruiting and cannot employ the people he forwarded their names, while the speaker, Chiji Collins who seems confused as to the reason for the call denied writing the letter, insisting that he did not recommend anyone for employment.
Meanwhile, Ohaka insisted the letter was signed by the Speaker.
He said: “Yes the letter was signed by the Speaker but the names were not anything close to 46. The Speaker asked us to write the VC to assist few people get a job in the University, and he was the one who signed the letter. I did not forge his signature”.
Collins, however, denied any knowledge of such letter in a statement that said; “I am not aware of any such letter and I didn’t direct anyone to write to the Imo State University or any other institution in the state for job placement. He should show the copy of the letter, if he told you there was a letter I signed,” he said.