Nigerian Human Rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, has opined that 19-year-old student, Mmesoma Ejikeme, who was indicted for forging her University Matriculation Examination (UTME) result learned from President Bola Tinubu.
It was earlier reported that the eight-member panel set up by Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State to investigate the controversies surrounding the results claimed by Mmesoma had indicted the student.
Headed by Professor Nkemdili Nnonyelu, the committee confirmed Mmesoma forged the score of 362 as earlier claimed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
According to the report submitted to the governor, Mmesoma confirmed she single-handedly forged the result before approaching a cyber cafe for printing.
Reacting to this, Yesufu said Mmesoma acted just like Tinubu who allegedly rigged the 2023 election to be declared candidate with the highest number of votes.
According to the staunch member of the Labour Party (LP) punishing Mmesoma and leaving Tinubu is sending a disastrous message that forgery is not the crime but the level at which one does it.
She wrote on Twitter: “Mmesoma forged result to be the highest JAMB scorer just as Bola Ahmed Tinubu rigged election to be declared one with the highest number of votes.
“Punishing one (rightfully so) and leaving the other is to send a disastrous message that forgery is not the crime but the level at which you do it.
There can never be justification for a crime. The next time you want to defend Tinubu’s rigging, ask yourself how you felt with Mmesoma’s forgery.”