Government & Politics

9 Ekiti Lawmakers on DSS’ Radar For Certificate Forgery

Nine Ekiti lawmakers may be facing prosecution from President Muhamamdu Buhari-led federal government for alleged forgery of their academic results, PUNCH gathered.

A security source told PUNCH in Abuja on Sunday that the decision to prosecute them was based on the outcome of “an intensive investigation carried out by the Department of State Services into the state lawmakers’ certificates.’’

The DSS, it was gathered, carried out the investigation into the credentials submitted by the politicians to the Independent National Electoral Commission during the last general elections.

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Our Source gathered that the probe was sequel to a myriad of petitions sent to the agency and the Police by aggrieved members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress.

Investigation was said to have been carried out in schools allegedly claimed to have been attended by the lawmakers and their former places of work.

The source explained that the files of the affected lawmakers had been sent to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation for prosecution.

Source: PUNCH

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