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Kemi Adeosun’s Forgery Case Has Been Dropped By ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) said on Monday that it had stopped investigations into the use of a forged NYSC exemption certificate by a former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

But a civil servant in Abuja is in prison for forgery.

The ICPC stated this just as the NYSC finally 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 former minister, who resigned on Friday, admitted that the NYSC exemption certificate was not genuine.

The ICPC’s spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a response to The Punch’s enquiry on the matter on Saturday, promised to contact the ICPC authorities and get back on Monday for an official position.

On Monday, Okoduwa in a text message, 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.

NYSC after over two months did not make findings of its investigations 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.

Opposition PDP Reacts 
The Peoples Democratic Party has told President Muhammodu Buhari to stop parading himself as ‘Mr Integrity’ following alleged revelations that the Federal Government smuggled Adeosun out of the country.

It alleged that the action was to prevent her from “exposing how the Presidency cabal, including close relations and associates of Mr President fleeced the nation of trillions of naira.”