Sebastian Roy Osumanu I was a student at University of Amsterdam and earned my PhD - Ghanaian whiz responds to report

Sebastian Roy Osumanu has reached out to to claim that the comments by University of Amsterdam on him are completely "false".

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Sébastien Roy Osumanu in a photo that would have been taken during his graduation. play

Sébastien Roy Osumanu in a photo that would have been taken during his graduation.

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Hours after's report on the inconsistencies in the story of Sebastian Roy Osumanu, the "brilliant" chap has reached out to claim that the comments of the University of Amsterdam on him are false and defamatory.

Earlier, reported on how the University of Amsterdam had denied knowledge of Sebastian Roy Osumanu having ever being a student in the institution.

READ ALSO: How one Ghanaian used photoshop to create fake PhD awards and fooled almost everyone

About a week ago, the story of Sebastian winning 5 awards at his graduation ceremony when he successfully defended his PhD  caught the attention of several Ghanaians who were awed at his seemingly glorious feat.

However, an investigation by exposed how the reports were false and based on photoshopped images.


But this is not according to Sebastian, who spoke to via phone from Turkey.

Sebastian, contrary to comments by the officials of the university, maintained that he was indeed a student at the institution and had graduated on September 1st with a PhD degree in Economics. He also insisted that he swept away 5 awards at the said ceremony.

His comments on the issues are contrary to that of University of Amsterdam's.

The University's press officer, Johan Rheeder, had earlier told, "We can find no record of one Sebastian Roy Osumanu having enrolled at the University of Amsterdam as either a student or a PhD researcher, let alone of him having obtained a doctorate degree with 5 awards".

"Moreover, the university was still in recess on Friday 1 September (the day he is supposed to have defended his PhD)", Johan Rheeder added in his email to

But this is not the case according to Sebastian.

When probed by to provide some evidence to back his claims, Sebastian stated that he was out of Netherlands currently and could only share images and documentation to back his claim when he returns to the country.

He also spoke on the supposed photoshopped images which accompanied earlier reports of his "feat" at UVA.

Sebastian stated, "I don't know where those pictures came from. I was even shocked to see those pictures in the public".

READ ALSO: Ghanaian student in Amsterdam grabs 5 PhD awards's investigations still continue and we will update you with more information on this developing story.

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