- The Police has said that there must be a complaint before it investigates the alleged forgery of NYSC exemption certificate involving the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun
- The police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said there must be a written or verbal complaint against the minister
- He says no one has come forward to lodge a complaint against Adeosun
The Police has said that the alleged forgery of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate involving the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, cannot be investigated because there is no formal complaint against her.
This was stated on Monday, July 16, by the spokesman for the police, Jimoh Moshood, who said that the police were not aware of the allegations against the minister, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Moshood stated that no one had come forward to lodge a complaint against the minister.
He said: “There must be a complaint, either written or verbal to us. You must write to a divisional police station or the commissioner of police or to the inspector-general of police; we have not received any complaint, so we can’t investigate it (allegation of forgery)."
According to him, media reports of the forgery allegation were not sufficient for the police to probe Adeosun. The police spokesman said that the basis for all police investigation was a written or verbal complaint to the police.
He added: “I have not read the report of what you said was published in newspapers. As I said, we can’t investigate the allegations until there is a verbal or written complaint against her (the finance minister)."
Two non-governmental organisations had reportedly petitioned the inspector general of police to investigate the alleged forgery involving the finance minister.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack, arrest and arraign his minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, for alleged criminal forgery of her NYSC exemption certificate.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday, July 7, the party warned that Adeosun should not be provided any protection on the issue.
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