- Two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps were busted as they used forged certificates to apply for promotion
- The two FRSC officials and two members of a certificate forgery syndicate have been arrested by the ICPC
- Upon the conclusion of the investigations, the ICPC said it would drag the suspects to court for prosecution
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) over certificate forgery.
The anti-graft commission made this known in a statement jointly signed and sent to Legit.ng by Azuka Ogugua, ICPC spokesperson, and his FRSC counterpart, Bisi Kazeem.
The arrested officials were identified as Edwin Onyuwe and Achigili Ogoli.
The commission also arrested two members of a certificate forgery syndicate, Sunday Okpara and Abdulrahman Razak, for forging the certificate of the University of Abuja for the FRSC officials.
They were arrested following a petition by the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, to the ICPC in which he alleged that the two officials were seeking promotion using the forged certificates.
Before their arrest by the ICPC, the FRSC had contacted the University of Abuja to ascertain the authenticity of the certificates. The school, however, stated in its response that the degree certificates were forged.
ICPC said the matter will be charged to court upon the conclusion of its investigation.
Mohammed Sani Abdulkarim said:
"They are many in Nigerian government. Keep it up ICPC Nigeria."
Comrade Akingbola Temidayo said:
"Gbam!! Everyday for the thief, one day for the owner!!"
Marcus Garvey said:
"Bravo to ICPC Nigeria so many in civil service..."
Awojobi Adetoro Adebiyi said:
"Where is Buhari's acclaimed waec result o? Nigeria I hail, they kill petty thieves and allow armed robbers to walk freely in the society. God will judge."
In other news, Corps Marshal Oyeyemi has warned FRSC officers to desist from collecting bribe from motorists.
Oyeyemi gave the warning during the Pulling Out Parade of an Assistant Corps Marshal and the Zonal Commanding Officer, Lagos and Ogun, Imoh Etuk.
He said collecting bribe from over-loaded vehicles could lead to accidents on the highway and advised officers to support the federal government to achieve its aim of minimising road crashes in the country.
Meanwhile, the ICPC in another report said it has arrested 25 people suspected to be drivers’ license and vehicle particulars fraudsters.
The anti-corruption agency made this known in a statement by its spokesperson, Azuka C. Ogugua, which was obtained by Legit.ng.
The ICPC spokesman said the drivers’ license fraudsters were nabbed in Lagos state after a collaborative effort with the Department of State Services (DSS) and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).