About 65 fake graduates arrested across 37 National Youth Service Camps in the country, for allegedly possessing certificates they could not defend, have been handed over to the police for prosecution.
The suspects, who were arrested during verification of certificates presented at the different NYSC orientation camps include Nasiru Yau, Sheu Muktar, Illiyasu Usman, Offor Blessing Chinelo, Mezenwa Ngozi Chidinma, , Nwachukwu Chimaobi Curtis, Ononuju Amarachi Nwamaka, Francis Joseoh Arinze and Chigozie Evidence Chijioke.
It was gathered that some of the suspects claimed to have graduated from Istop University, Cotonou, Benin Republic.
“The total number of fake corps members nabbed during the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course was 65. All of them were handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
“They were picked from different NYSC camps all over the federation,” a statement credited to the scheme has been quoted.
The arrest is coming after NYSC Director of Press and Public Relation, Adenike Adeyemi, said the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, was serious about his warning, that unqualified graduates would no longer be allowed to pass through the exercise.
It would be recalled that last month, NYSC authorities announced that it had apprehended over “50 unqualified graduates, who came to for the compulsory one year program with fake certificates to orientation camps”, while attempting to register.
The prospective corps members were decamped.