Exclusive: How Ekema Patrick, Charly Ndichia and several others ended up with fake Honorary Doctorate degrees.

(Bishop Professor) Lawrence Luba Njoh, Chancelllor of the fake Charismatic Theological College and giver-in-chief of fake Honorary Doctorates.
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A few weeks back, news broke that the Mayor of Buea, Ekema Patrick Esunge was reported to have entered the University of Buea without a pass at the GCE Advanced Level, a compulsory requirement for admission. Not only had he succeeded in gaining admission without the required qualification, he had proceeded to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, a Master of Arts degree in History and is currently a PhD student in History in the University of Buea.

Following these reports, the National Commission of Human rights and freedoms, South West Region petitioned the Cameroon GCE Board and obtained records of the Mayor’s several attempts at the GCE Advanced Level; attempts which all ended in futility. The Mayor is not known to have passed the GCE advanced level in a single instance. Questions therefore arose as to how he was able to obtain admission into the University of Buea and serve as a contract officer in the University, culminating in his appointment as Faculty Officer of Faculty of Education while he was Deputy Mayor.

While investigations continue to ascertain how Mayor Ekema was able to maneuver the system so well, other questions arose regarding an honorary doctorate he supposedly obtained from Azusa Pacific University in the U.S.A. In fact, some of his followers had been calling him Doctor ever since he supposedly obtained the Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration in 2014. The title even appears on his complimentary card.

Mayor Ekema Patrick’s complimentary card says he holds an Honorary doctorate in Public Administration from Asuza(mispelled) Pacific University.

Our findings took us back to Sunday, November, 23, 2014 when the said Honorary Degree was awarded to Mayor Ekema in Limbe by a certain Charismatic Theological College affiliated to Azusa Pacific University owned by a certain (Bishop Professor) Lawrence Luba Njoh who doubles as its Chancellor. A simple google search shows no links between the fake Charismatic Theological College and Azusa Pacific University which is found in California, USA Charismatic Theological College is actually not even an accredited institution in Cameroon. The Information about the awards were obtained from this news article in which fake honorary doctorates were issued to 4 persons including the Member of Parliament for Fako East, in charge of Tiko/Muyuka, Hon. Fritz Etoke, the Mayor of Buea, Ekema Patrick Esunge, and 2 others; Rev. Memnih Ndola Francis and Rev. Oben Ernest Mbikang in the presence of former University of Buea Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cornelius Mbifung Lambi. Mayor Ekema is quoted as saying “I have been acting long before now as a Doctorate but today God has ordained me to have a document to back up my actions”.

(Bishop Professor) Lawrence Luba Njoh, Chancelllor of the fake Charismatic Theological College and giver-in-chief of fake Honorary Doctorates.

However, the garbage doesn’t end here. This was not the first time (Bishop Professor) Lawrence Luba Njoh was deceiving respected Cameroonians into receiving fake Honorary degrees. Flashback to November 21st 2010 when the Post Newspaper published this article online praising their Publisher, veteran journalist Charly Ndichia for having received an honorary doctorate from the Same Charismatic Theological College owned by (Bishop Professor) Lawrence Luba Njoh, only this time affiliated to a certain St Thomas-a-Becket University of Canterbury, London. A google search of the said University yields its first result which is this website stating “This provider does not award recognized UK degrees”. Others awarded the same fake Doctorate degrees according to the article include the Publisher of The Star Group of Newspapers, HRH Chief Osari Maribo Nkemayang Paul Foanyi, the Southwest Regional Communication Delegate, Eno Chris Oben, Hon Victoria Tomedi Ndando, Hon. Gwendoline Burnley, Hon. Rachel Lyonga, Mr Moses Kem Fongang, Sylvester Vefonge,   Zaacs Nnoko Ngaaje and Chief Donatus Odirichukwu, Daniel Matute Lyonga, Architect, Ewane Nnoko Ngaaje, Mrs Jane Lawrence, Ms Esther-Love Afy Ayuk.

The article also reports former Prime Minister Chief Ephraim Inoni was awarded his own fake Doctorate in Political Science.

If you thought the garbage ends here, we apologize. Behind the story is the shadow of the man (Bishop Professor) Lawrence Luba Njoh. The much we could learn about him comes from his fake WordPress website here which among other outrageous things claims “He is an academic legend with two Academic PhD in Education (Kent, Canterbury) and in Biblical Theology (Ohio, USA), and Professorship in Homiletics and Theology (Kent, Canterbury). He is currently pursuing his second professorship in Entrepreneurship Education”. However, we found out the man is a probably a wannabe Pastor in Limbe who has probably never travelled out of the country. We were able to trace his Facebook page and found it here. However, our attempts to corroborate our story through the phone numbers listed on the profile proved futile as neither of the numbers happened to be working phone numbers.

While hoping to get a statement from (Bishop Professor) Lawrence Luba Njoh, we will reach out to the officials of Azusa Pacific University to get their statement on the issue. However, all evidence points to a false Pastor skilled in impersonation and deception including the ability to deceive people of repute into believing without verifying that they are being awarded honorary degrees from institutions which either do not exist or are not aware, by someone with his own pile of fake degrees and titles obtained from institutions he never attended.

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  1. Hmm!! Cameroon. Not big news though given the position in which it is ranked with regards to corruption

  2. This is a system generated problem.These guys are only reacting to some fundamental dis-articulation of the system.They are not genital cheats.They need value re-orientations

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  4. Nothing about His Lordship Bishop Prof. Lawrence Luba is hidden or obscure. You can get information about him from his wordpress blog, facebook page and his twitter page. He is a plain man, full of controversies and very dynamic in life and purpose. If the writer of this article is factual and feels his article is not a scandal and cheap blackmail, why is he/she faceless. The article has no writer and the blog has not address or phone contact.
    It is very wrong for people to create unnecessary insinuations to blackmail individuals who are doing their best for the society and for the people.
    Let the writer of this article reveal their true identity. The reason for their obscurity is because they understand the implications of their scandalous article.
    Again, if the caliber of prominent men mentioned in this article were truly offered fake certificates, they are in the best position to fight for themselves and approach the Bishop for a redress. Men like Senator Matute and rest of them can not be fooled or be deceived so cheaply. These men are not dead neither are they cowards to allow a cheap charlatan to fight for them. Why is the writer crying other peoples cry.
    i humbly advice the fool been used to write this article to withdraw from this before he/ she attract a curse upon himself/herself.
    It is a shame that in this 21st century, people spend their time in cheap blackmails.
    The Man Bishop Prof. Lawrence Luba Njoh is a seasoned minister of the gospel whose ministry and activities have been a blessing to the entire nation and to limbe people in particular. One unfortunate thing is that most Cameroonians especially South Westerns are given to cheap gossips and blackmails. What they can’t do they make it a monster and who ever does what they feel impossible is tagged with names and they try to tarnish his image.If there is any personality I have know and followed closely with wrapped attention and interest, It is Bishop Lawrence. Those who speak evil about him are those who are jealous of his pragmatism and great ability to do the impossible; those who are envious of him are those who have taken it upon themselves to destroy his personality.
    I insist, can the author of this article given his names and contact? let the owners of this fictitious blog give their contact address and phone numbers.
    The Person this stupid blog is bent on destroying his name has been out of the Country for 2 months now working as a consultant for a University Project in one of the African Countries.
    Let me ask this blogger, have you personally seen this man. He is an intellectual of the greatest order and of a right standing.
    In as much as I do not commend the forgery of Mayor Ekema, if at all what he is been accused of is true because Cameroon is a nation where when they are done using someone over a cause, they look for his faults and destroy him. This Mayor Ekema saga to me looks like a way of giving the dog a bad name and kill it. Mayor Ekema saga is an issue in case that must be taken with a pinch of salt; and to connect Bishop Prof. Lawrence Luba to the matter is an act of gross wickedness. I advice this fool to redress his step and if possible remove this article as it will attract a curse on the person who wrote it.

  5. Total nonsense.Cheap information with no credibility. What ever went wrong with journalism and politics in Cameroon? Just because you know how to type and upload on a page doesn’t give you the effrontery to post. Being paid to sabotage hierarchy is the cheapest level you can place yourself. Cowards who are scared of what is about happening to a man they admire ( want to be like) yet are jealous of, will try to develop means such as these to make them unleash their plans. Humble yourselves, go to these men you are trying to destroy and ask them the secret of their success.

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