A non-governmental organisation has filed a suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order for the arrest of a former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun over alleged forgery of NYSC certificate.
The suit by the Incorporated Trustees of Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN) was brought against the Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), Inspector-General of Police (IGP), and Mrs. Kemi Adeosun.
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Counsel to the GICN, Esther Wuese Iorhuna, is praying for a declaration that the DG of DSS and IGP are under legal duty to arrest and prosecute Mrs. Adeosun for fraudulently using a fake National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Exemption Certificate and intentionally giving false evidence before Ogun State House of Assembly as well as the DSS between 2011 to 2015 for purposes of screening into the positions of Commissioner of Finance and Minister of Finance respectively.
The GICN further contends that the failure to arrest Adeosun after the use of the said fake certificate for the two public appointments between 2011 and 2015 “portrays her as a sacred cow and tantamount to dereliction of duties imposed on the 1 and 2nd defendants under the relevant laws.”
The NGO also seeks an injunction restraining Adeosun from traveling out of the country to take refuge in another country.
A sister court presided by Justice Taiwo Taiwo had on July 7 ruled that Adeosun did not need the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate to become a minister without touching on the criminal allegation.
According to the judge, as of the time she graduated in 1989 at 22, she was ineligible to participate in the service, being a British citizen, and the service was not a mandatory requirement under the 1979 Constitution.