A pro-democracy and non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has called for the prosecution of the Former Minister of Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun for forgery.
HURIWA stated that Adeosun’s resignation should not be the end of the matter, while calling for her prosecution.
The group, in a statement issued by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, called on the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) to initiate legal actions against Adeosun.
Naija News recalls that the Former Minister of Finance, earlier on Friday, had resigned her position, reportedly as a result of her NYSC certificate scandal.
The organization said that she should be “sanctioned if found culpable or for the Attorney General of the Federation to do it himself or grant a fiat to a private entity to prosecute her over alleged forgery.”
HURIWA also expressed shock that President Buhari “still keeps his senior Special Assistant on public prosecution Mr. Obono Obla despite his indictment for parading fake WAEC certificate as attested to before the National Assembly by the hierarchy of the West African Examination Council (WAEC).”
The group said the slow action of the “President in showing the way out or tolerating persons with alleged questionable credentials has absolutely destroyed any claim of his government waging war against corruption because a government cannot claim to go to equity with tainted and soiled hands.”
According to HURIWA, “We are of the considered opinion that the Federal Ministry of Justice or the NYSC must institute a legal proceeding against the Minister of Finance since the NYSC has ruled that the exemption certificate could not have come from them.
“Her reported resignation if proven is neither sufficient nor has it paid for the severity of the alleged crime.”
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