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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for allegedly forging university certificates which they presented to FRSC for the upgrade of their cadre.
The ICPC in a statement said the two FRSC officials, Edwin Onyuwe and Achigili Ogoli, contracted the services of an Abuja certificate forgery syndicate to secure the certificates for them.
ICPC further added that “Their arrest in Abuja, followed a petition by the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, to the Commission, in which he alleged that the two officials had approached the management of FRSC with forged Bachelor of Science degrees in Public Administration, from the University of Abuja, to be upgraded to officer cadre.”
The Commission said that upon their arrest, “Onyuwe and Ogoli, maintained that they were originals approved by the university, having allegedly paid N500,000 bribe to a staff of the university to falsify records to back their claim.”
Upon further investigation, the commission said, it was discovered that the two “were students of the Distance Learning programme of the University. However, they could not graduate due to poor results, as documents from the university showed they had multiple carry-overs in the courses registered.
This allegedly made them to approach the forgery syndicate to prepare the forged degree certificates for them to present to their organization for an upgrade of their cadre.
The ICPC also said it arrested one Mr Sunday Okpara and Abdulrahman Razak, who are part of the syndicate that collected N430,000 from the arrested FRSC officials for the certificates.