The exoneration of Nigeria’s Former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun from the NYSC certificate forgery by a court of law seems not to be enough and an end to the battle she is faced with as a pan-Nigerian organisation, Nigeria First, has called for her arrest.
Recall that Kemi Adeosun had in the resignation she tendered to President Buhari three years ago, admitted that the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate she presented was fabricated.Despite this, a A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, did not review the fact that Kemi Adeosun used a forged NYSC certificate to get to office. Rather, gave a judgement that she was over 30 and not yet a Nigerian at the time she was supposed to have participated in the NYSC scheme prior to her appointment. The judgment declared that Mrs Adeosun did not need not to partake in the NYSC scheme to be appointed a minister or contest national or state assembly elections.
Nigeria First, during a press conference on Monday in Abuja, said the ex-Minister must face the full wrath of the law for giving herself undue advantage using false presentations. The group’s Secretary-General, Comrade Richard Augustine Adie, called on the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission ICPC and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to effect Adeosun’s arrest and subsequent prosecution.According to the group, Adeosun swore an oath of office to bear true allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, thus bringing out the fact that she also committed perjury by lying under oath, which is also a punishable offence. The group then expressed confidence that justice will be served as a deterrent to others. “It must be stated that the case of Kemi Adeosun is crystal clear a case of forgery and the conferment of undue advantage to herself when she presented forged NYSC certificates for clearance as a commissioner in Ogun state and subsequently as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, the group said.
“It is also succinct to add that in law, ignorance is not an excuse, even though we have credible information at our disposal that indeed Kemi Adeosun was aware that the NYSC certificate in her possession was forged, yet, she still went ahead to present them. Nigeria First is also alarmed that there is an attempt in some quarters to give Kemi Adeosun a clean bill of health because of her perceived connection to some influential figures in the country, who in the first place nominated her for the positions she held in the political scene in the country since 2011. It is thus the resolution of the leadership of Nigeria First that such actions are unpatriotic and a clear case of insulting the sensibilities of Nigerians from all walks of life in this critical point of our existence”, the group added.TRENDING VIDEO OF THE DAY: Iyabo Ojo Is Only Selling Her P*ssy For Money – Nigerian Elder Photos Credit: Getty