Adeosun Risks 14-year Jail Term For Forging NYSC Certificate – Lawyer

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A lawyer, Shuaibu Sule, has said Kemi Adeosun, former Minister of Finance risks 14-year jail term for skipping and forging her National Youths Service Corps, NYSC certificate. Adeosun resigned her position on Friday after she was alleged to possess the fake certificate. The lawyer, Sule listed five offences he said the minister is liable for. They include forgery, possession of fake document, uttering, giving false information and skipping the national service. “Her resignation should not be the end of it. She should be investigated and prosecuted for committing a number of crimes,” Sule told PREMIUM TIMES Saturday morning. The lawyer also said Adeosun could be charged for offences under Section 140 of the Penal Code, which borders on giving false information and attracts up to one year prison term and/or fine. Adeosun’s certificate scandal was first blown in a July 7 story which detailed how the minister skipped the mandatory national service and forged an exemption certificate to cover for it. The year-long service, organised by the NYSC is compulsory for all Nigerians who graduate from a university or equivalent institution at the age of 30 or below. In her letter to the presidency, Adeosun owned up to the crime. She however, said she was “helped” by some unnamed associates to get the exemption certificate.  
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