Cyber criminals, notoriously known as hackers, have compromised the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, corrupting and compromising vital documents and forcing the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, to publicly beg former Inspector General of Police whose citation was corrupted.
The VC, who knelt down and begged the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, former Inspector General of Police, during the 45th convocation ceremony that took place at Margarate Ekpo Hall, lamented that the university website was hacked into by cyber criminals.
He regretted that vital information was not only compromised but distorted; adding that one of such distortions included that of the citation of the former police boss.
Coomassie, who was among five prominent Nigerians that were awarded honourary doctorate degree to mark the school’s 45th Convocation, bagged honourary doctorate degree in Public Administration.
The vice chancellor, who was not only irked but embarrassed by the distortion, had genuflected sheepishly before Coomassie and begged him to overlook the embarrassing mistakes in his citation.
Other honourary doctorate degree awardees were, Igwe Alfred Achebe of Onitsha; Chief Arthur Eze and other prominent Nigerians joined Prof. Ozumba in begging the former IG to bear with the University.
Not contented with begging Coomassie, Prof Ozumba mounted the rostrum and apologised openly that it was the handiwork of hackers that stole into his citation that he was invited for questioning by the security agencies for a crime committed while in service as the IG.
Subsequently, Chief Arthur and Senator Ike Nwachukwu, also mounted the rostrum to apologise for the mistake. At the long run, another citation was quickly put up and read to mollify the former police chief.
In another development, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enito Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II was installed as the new Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Happy at the honour, the Ooni said that, “today is the happiest day of my life,” and urged Nigerians to be patriotic so that Nigeria will be a greater nation.

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