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7 arrested over fake NYSC certification

Seven persons have been arrested by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) over alleged falsification of the exemption and exclusion certificates of the Scheme. Parading…

Seven persons have been arrested by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) over alleged falsification of the exemption and exclusion certificates of the Scheme.
Parading four of the suspects at the NYSC headquarters in Abuja, the Director, Certification, Alhaji Hudu Aliyu Taura, said the other three escaped during interrogation, assuring they would be rearrested by the security agents.
He stated that the suspects, who claimed to be graduates from various institutions, were dictated through the certificates sent to the organisation by their employers for verification.
According to him, some employers sent certificates to us for verification and in the course of that, 17 certificates were discovered to be fake. He however noted that when the affected persons were invited to come with the originals of such documents, they brought only seven.
The director noted that while their statements were being taken, the suspects confessed they got the certificates from other sources, having paid certain amount of money to get them.
One of the suspects, simply identified as Akan Macauley, said he ignorantly got involved in the “mess” through one Christian Ichatu who claimed to be a staff of the NYSC.
The suspect, a part-time graduate of Computer Statistics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, who said he paid N45, 000 for the certificate, regretted being involved in the act.

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