- The National Youth Service Corps has sent a fake member of the scheme, Rose, to the Department of State Services for investigation
- Director-general of the scheme, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, explained how Rose gave herself out after successfully registering and was already in orientation camp
- Ibrahim explained that the university Rose was attending in Benin Republic wrote to the NYSC to report her
Rose, the 200-level student of a university in Benin Republic, who allegedly faked an educational certificate and joined the batch C of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is being investigated for the alleged crime.
The investigation follows an action taken against her by the NYSC which transferred the case to Nigeria’s secret security, the Department of State Services (DSS).
The suspect, who is a student of journalism, was arrested in Zamfara state after she allegedly submitted fake documents and was already undergoing orientation with the batch of the NYSC.
The Nation reports that the update on the issue was confirmed by Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, director-general of NYSC in Abuja.
According to Ibrahim, Rose gave herself out after she posted photographs on social media kitted with NYSC uniforms. Her friends who saw the photographs may have reported to her school.
The director-general said it was the tertiary institution in Benin Republic that sent a message to the NYSC.
“She went and purchased a fake certificate from another Benin Republic university and now served in the camp in Zamfara.
“So, her classmates saw her on social media and raised the alarm to the university which then alerted and wrote me,” Ibrahim said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that two corps members were recently convicted for parading fake certificates.
The fake corps members were arrested at the Taraba state orientation camp.
Ibrahim said the fake graduates were sentenced to three years in jail for presenting fake certificates.
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