The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission said on Monday, 17th of September that, it had stopped investigations into the use of a forged exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps by 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’s report to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, its supervising ministry.
The ICPC’s spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a text message to The Punch said,
“We stepped down the investigation into the matter so as not to duplicate the efforts of another agency which had taken it up.”
The ICPC did not specify the agency in follow-up enquiries.
Recall that the NYSC authorities in July, said it had begun its own investigations to unravel the source of the purported Exemption Certificate obtained by the ex-finance minister, after the report of Kemi Adeosun’s forged Exemption Certificate went viral.
It had also been reported that the certificate, which is dated September 2009, was reportedly signed by an NYSC Director-General, Yusuf Bomoi, who already left the scheme in January 2009.
The NYSC after over two months of investihgation did not make the results public.
The NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, on Monday, said the scheme had submitted its investigation to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for any further action.
“The report has been submitted to the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development and you can direct all your questions to them,” she said.
The minister, Kemi Adeosun had come under fire with several Nigerians, particularly on the social media, demanding investigations from the Federal Government into the allegations and calling for Adeosun’s resignation.
The police have however, refused to comment on their failure to stop the former finance minister from leaving the country.
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