The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission said on Monday that it had stopped investigations into the use of a forged exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps by a former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
The ICPC stated this just as the NYSC said it had concluded its investigative report on the matter and submitted it to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, its supervising ministry.
“The file has been submitted to the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development and you may direct all your questions to them,” she stated.
There were reports in July 2018 that Mrs Kemi Adeosun did not participate inside the one-yr national youth service, but allegedly cast an Exemption Certificate numerous years after her graduation.
It had additionally been mentioned that the certificates, which is dated September 2009, was reportedly signed via an NYSC Director-General, Yusuf Bomoi, who already left the scheme in January 2009.
The minister had thereafter come underneath fire with several Nigerians, in particular at the social media, demanding investigations from the Federal Government into the allegations and calling for Adeosun’s resignation.
The Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, did now not respond to calls and an SMS on the problem.
He had in advance claimed that the police could not investigate the alleged forgery through Adeosun because there has been no formal grievance against her.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party has instructed President Muhammodu Buhari to forestall parading himself as ‘Mr Integrity’ following alleged revelations that the Federal Government smuggled Adeosun in a foreign country.
It alleged that the motion changed into to prevent her from “exposing how the Presidency cabal, consisting of near relations and buddies of Mr President fleeced the nation of trillions of naira.” The PDP similarly said that the All Progressives Congress in congratulating Adeosun, even after she had admitted her culpability on issues of forgery and corrupt practices, had in addition showcased itself as a celebration of corruption; an iniquitous fold, wherein thieves obtain medals in place of condemnation.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
He stated, “There are clean proof that Adeosun could not have circumvented the Department of State Services, Nigeria Intelligence Agency, National Security Adviser’s Office, the police or even the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation without the tacit approval of the Buhari Presidency.
“Furthermore, how did Adeosun prevent exams through the Force Criminal Investigation Department in Abeokuta and the Ogun State House of Assembly for clearance as commissioner, with her popularity as a twin citizen, if now not armed with inherent inclinations for fraud?
“It is clear that the Buhari Presidency exploited this person to swindle the country, in the finance ministry?
“The PDP urges the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, to note that Adesoun has already confessed to a fraud in Nigeria and need to no longer be allowed a shelter in her nation.”