The embattled certificate scandal Senator representing Kogi West at the 8th Senate, Dino Melaye, on Tuesday, made a dramatic appearance at the plenary, by wearing full academic gown of an institution.
This is coming on the heels of the open investigation into certificate scandal the Senator is currently facing.
An online news portal, Sahara Reporters, had last week accused Melaye of not graduating from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, thereby, discrediting the academic certificate the Senator is flaunting.
Former Leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume, also brought a matter of urgent public importance through order 14 and 15 during the previous legislative day, drawing the attention of the Senate to the online publications.
Consequently, the Senate mandated its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, to carry out investigation into the allegation.
The Vice Chancellor of ABU, Professor Ibrahim Garba, however, debunked the allegations, saying Senator Melaye actually graduated from the department of Geography, with a third class, in year 2000.
As a way of celebration his exoneration, Senator Melaye dazzled his critics as he boldly appeared in academic regalia during Tuesday’s plenary, to the admiration of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and other Senators.