In a statement issued on Friday, Obla described the calls for his sack as ‘Hogwash and Balderdash” adding that it was a ‘Hatchet Job by Merchants of Corruption’.
He addressed the certificate issue, stating that he graduated from university over 30 years ago.
“I left university 30 years ago. I graduated and went to law school. I left Law School in 1990 and was called to Bar in June 1991.
The university screened me and awarded me a degree after deeming me worthy and after fulfilling the entry requirements.
The anti-corruption czar has also filed a lawsuit against the House of Representatives over the matter.
“I have even filed a suit in Court challenging the power of the house of representatives to conduct such an investigation. It is a hatchet job with a premeditated mission. The so called report is illegal and unconstitutional.
It is a reaction to my press conference early this week where I informed Nigerians that my Panel has forwarded the names of those under it investigation to the Nigeria Immigration Service to implement the travel ban stipulated by the Executive Order No 6 of 2018 for those under trial and investigation for corruption and abuse of office.
I must be a genius to pass through University and Law School, practice law for more than two decades without a “ school certificate”.
The whole issue is really laughable but it is sad the extent to which corruption can fight back.”