CBN Governor Lamido Sanusi sued N15million by US based academic for alleged plagiarism.

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has been dragged before a Federal High Court siting in Abuja over allegations of plagiarism by a US based academic, Prof Victor E. Dike who is asking the court for the sum of N15 million as compensation, the cost of filing the suit and the cost of travelling to Nigeria.

Dike is a lecturer at the School of Engineering & Technology, National University of Sacramento, California, USA.

Dike, who is also the CEO and Founder, Center for Social Justice & Human Development, claims that he is the original author of the article titled: Review of the Challenges Facing The Nigerian (Is National Development Possible Without Technological Capability?).

The article was published in the Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Volume 12).

He claimed that the CBN Governor, in a public lecture delivered at the Eighth Convocation Ceremony of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state on 26 November, 2010, titled Growth Prospects For The Nigerian Economy, copied verbatim and pasted from his academic articles he published without referring to him as the original author of the work.

At another lecture delivered by the nation’s Chief Banker at the Convocation Square, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi where he presented a paper titled ‘Global Financial Meltdown and the Reforms in the Nigerian Banking Sector’, Prof Dike alleged that Sanusi also copied verbatim articles originally written and published by him without acknowledging him as the author of the works from where the he sourced the materials for his lecture.

He also stated that Sanusi on different occasions copied his materials without acknowledging him as the original author of the works.

The case has been adjourned till May 31.