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Self-proclaimed degree holder apprehended in Liberia: “I am not alone in the business”

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By C.Y. Kwanue, Monrovia, Liberia: – Police in Monrovia have arrested a man suspected falsifying an academic degree in order to gain employment with the Liberian government.

According to a report by C.Y. Kwanue of the Daily Observer newspaper in Monrovia, Ndien Peters was arrested under the command of Augustine Mehn, chief of Special Investigation Unit (SIU) at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

Photo Credit, Daily Observer

Photo Credit, Daily Observer

The Daily Observer reports that shortly after the arrest, Ndien Peters, a self-proclaimed doctorate degree holder, was taken to the Liberian National Police Headquarters on Capitol Hill.  Mr. Peters according to the report has been charged with forgery and impersonation.

While in police custody, Peters reportedly confessed to the commission, admitting falsification of credentials. The report also quoted Peters as telling the police that “I am not alone in the business of using false academic credentials in the country to gain employment, there are some higher ups too.” (C.Y Kwanue)

The report suggests that Mr. Peters has vowed to identify those he knows to be in possession of phony academic credentials in order to secretly acquire jobs in the Liberian society.

Peters, has among other things, submitted documentary evidence containing names of those suspected of being in possession of falsified degrees; including terminal ones.  He said most of them are claiming to have studied at the Universities in Liberia, Nigeria and the United States.

Mr. Ndien Peters

Mr. Ndien Peters

C.Y. Kwanue in his report declared that a letter in possession of the Daily Observer, believed to have come from the president of the “Anointed University in South Africa” has denied that Peters was graduated from that institution.

Mr. Kwanue also reported that the letter further advises the National Commission of Higher Education (NCHE) in Liberia to disregard any certificate that Mr. Peters might have presented to it.

This report was originally packaged by C.Y. Kwanue, Daily Observer newspaper.


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