Two officers of the Federal Highway Security Corps, Edwin Onyuwe and Achigili Ogoli, have been arrested by the Impartial Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee over certificates forgery.
SaharaReporters learnt that the 2 FRSC officers solid the certificates of the College of Abuja by way of a syndicate and introduced the identical paperwork to earn promotion earlier than they have been nabbed.
The fee additionally arrested two members of a certificates forgery syndicate, Mr. Sunday Okpara and Abdulrahman Razak, for forging the certificates of the college for the 2 officers of FRSC.
Based on the ICPC in a launch on Friday, the arrest of the duo in Abuja adopted a petition by the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, to the Fee, during which he alleged that the 2 officers had approached the administration of FRSC with solid Bachelor of Science levels in Public Administration, from the College of Abuja, to be upgraded to officer cadre.
The fee stated, “The 2 officers have been alleged to have additionally introduced pretend statements of end result from the identical establishment to the administration of FRSC for a similar goal of upgrading to officer cadre.
“Earlier than their arrest by ICPC, the Corps had contacted the College of Abuja to establish the authenticity of the certificates. The varsity wrote a reply to FRSC confirming that the diploma certificates have been solid.
“But, Onyuwe and Ogoli, maintained that they have been originals permitted by the college, having allegedly paid N500,000 bribe to a workers member of the college to falsify information in an effort to again their declare.
“ICPC, in the middle of investigation, discovered that the 2 FRSC officers have been college students of the Distance Studying programme of the college. Nevertheless, they may not graduate attributable to poor outcomes, as paperwork from the college confirmed they’d a number of carry-overs within the programs registered.
“This allegedly made them to method the forgery syndicate to organize the cast diploma certificates for them to current to their organisation for improve of their cadre.
“The quantity of N430,000 was discovered to have been paid to the syndicate for the forgery, with Onyuwe paying N230,000 whereas Ogoli paid N200,000 respectively.”
The fee stated the matter could be charged to court docket upon the conclusion of investigation.
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