The leadership of the Nigeria Security and Defence Corps (NSCDC) is currently on integrity trial, over a certificate forgery allegation petition before it, involving one Victor Olukunle Oluokun.
The petitioners urged Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Dr.Ahmed Audi to summon, Oluokun, an Officer of NSCDC, Lagos Command for allegedly forging the certificate of Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma and National Youths Corps (NYSC) with which he got promoted to his current Senior grade level.
The Intelligence and Anti Fraud Units of the NSCDC , National Headquarter Abuja was petitioned by a Concerned Group Against Crime and Injustice, in which Victor Oluokun was alleged to have forged a Bachelor Degree from Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma and the National Youths Service Corps certificates to get upgradings to officers cadre.
The petition also advised the CG of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices Commission ( ICPC) and others to invite Oluokun for questioning, to provide his University Admission letter , the evidence of school payment, the Graduating Students brochure for his set/year, the Clearance Form, where all the department and units such as Bursary, exams and records and others signed and cleared him before the issuance of the said Degree certificate.
That he should provide proofs of his Classmates/Course mates, even as the petition further claimed that the admission letter and school receipts he parades are also forged.
The petitioner urged the CG NSCDC to write an official letter to the Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma to ascertain and verify the authenticity of Victor Olukunle Oluokun.
” In 2010 when Victor Oluokun joined the Corp, he entered with a Diploma in law certificate from Abdul Gusau Polytechnic, Zamfara State on grade level 06, ( Assistant Inspector). In 2011, during a proper placement and upgrading excercise, he was dropped from grade level 06 to grade level 04 as his Diploma in Law from Abdul Gusau Polytechnic did not merit the level 06. Shortly after, he allegedly forged and presented a Bachelor Degree from Abrose Ali University,Ekpoma, which he used to also get another proper placement to ASC 1 on Grade level 09,” the petition read.
The petition said further, that “Victor Oluokun in collaboration with Some people in both Personnel and Admin Departments of NHQ were able to help successfully remove his initial/previous forged HND, Public Administration from Kwara State Polytechnic and planted his forged Bsc from Ambrose Ali University.
The CG of NSCDC, by the petition was also advised to suspend Oluokun, pending the final exoneration, via writing a letter to the school and the NYSC Headquarter, Abuja to confirm the NYSC certificate in his possession.
The petitioners also prayed that, should the accused be found culpable, he should be made to return all the money he has since been receiving from the Corps to government coffers for defrauding the government.
Meanwhile, efforts by ThePageNews to make the Corps authorities speak on the issue yielded no fruit, as the Lagos state Commandant, claimed ignorance of the petition because according to him, he was new in the office. He promised to investigate and get back to our reporter. He never did.
The Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Audi, also promised he would direct the Corp’s Public Relation Officer to call and respond to ThePageNews enquiries, but nothing has been heard from that quarter as at the time of filling this report.
Female Journalist Laments EFCC Night Invasion Of Her Bedroom, Kitchen
A woman journalist, Mrs. Norah Okafor, has alerted authorities to the invasion of her home in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, by over 25 masked operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The incident, she said, took place on Thursday between 1:36 a.m and 2 a.m.
“At exactly 1:36 a.m, I was alerted by my brother that there were armed robbers at my gate trying to make their way into the compound. Because it was an electric fence, I didn’t bother enough because I felt they could not make their way in. Alas, I was wrong. At 2 a.m prompt, they entered the compound, and they came prepared. There were over 25 of them in two Hilux buses. They were masked and dressed in all-black attire.
A huge member of the team climbed the fence with a pair of pliers and immediately cut off parts of the wires. He jumped into the compound and, with an axe, broke the gate key open to enable the team enter my apartment.
“As a nude sleeper, while they tried to make their way into the compound, I found something to wear while my brothers and I were thinking of a way of escape. The worst case scenario for me was that they would rape or take the only valuable available (a car key).
So, I prepared my mind. The next thing I realised was that about seven of them were in my room with shouts of ‘Lie down, face down; (switch) on the light. Where’s your phone? Where’s your car key?’ They asked for so many things and I became confused. Seeing over 25 hefty men with different kinds of guns, mhen, e don be, be that (It had finally happened, I presumed).
“I handed the phone over to them with the key. Before then, they had taken my laptop. I turned to be sure if they were armed robbers.
They asked for my passwords to all the devices collected with masking tape to identify each. Still in shock, I heard someone destroying everything in the kitchen, my room, that of my brothers and all the drawers. I was still asking myself: what’s happening?
“They asked me to stand and follow them downstairs. Lo and beyond, they unmasked themselves. Hmmmm! Are these criminals? I asked. All my neighbours were already going through the same pain as I was.
They had given my brothers the beating of their lives, carried my neighbour downstairs and tried unlocking all the cars in the compound. And after searching all the phones and laptops, three of them walked in. Behold, they were from EFCC.
“What?” I screamed.
“Shut up” was the next thing I heard.
“When they couldn’t open my phone, they asked me to, and I did. After a while, I asked them: ‘Please, where is your office so I can come and pick up my things on my way to work?’ They asked me what I do and I said I’m a journalist. They asked my neighbour and he said ‘lawyer’; the other one a ‘doctor’.
“They looked at me, handed over the phones and said: ‘We just wasted our time.’
“Those fools spent over one hour molesting and destroying things in this compound. I feel so pained and embarrassed right now. “Is this how EFCC operates? How did we get here? Who is the informant? I am just confused right now. Thank God, my mum isn’t here…”
Yoruba Nation, Biafra Agitators, Two Others Protest As Buhari Addresses UN Assembly Today
While two of the groups are protesting against the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the third group will demonstrate in support of the ex-military leader.
One of the groups comprising Yoruba Nation and Biafra agitators, Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, is headed by Prof Banji Akintoye.
Also, activists under the aegis of TakeItBack movement have mobilised for a protest at UN headquarters in New York with demands.
PUNCH gathered that the last group would be holding a pro-Buhari protest tagged, ‘One Nigeria March.’
Akintoye explained that NINAS’ protest tagged, ‘Million-Man Freedom March,’ was to show the world “the crimes against humanity, attacks on press freedom, free speech and other criminalities being aided by the Buhari-led government of Nigeria.”
He also said the agitators “are demanding the conduct of a regional referendum so that the indigenous people can decide on their nationhood”.
The renowned historian accused the Federal Government of sponsoring the counter-protest at UN headquarters, alleging that black foreigners living in the United States of America were “hired at $500 per head.”
Akintoye, in a statement on Thursday by NINAS Director of Public Communications, Mr Maxwell Adeleye, said, “Irrespective of the material and financial superiorities of these Lions, there’s no way they can defeat United Foxes in a democracy.
“The Friday Grand March in New York shall be historic; hence, the Nigerian government is jittery. The ring leader of government officials and a top Lagos journalist are now in New York to start hiring black people who will pretend as Nigerians to stage a pro-Buhari and One Nigeria protest to counter NINAS.
“But we refuse to be rattled. We shall not be intimidated. No oppressor has ever triumphed against the collective will of the people. The people are the government and power belongs to the people. The people make the constitution.”
TakeitBack Movement’s Global Director of Mobilisation, Gbola Owoborode, listed four demands for the activists’ protest, among which were that the leader of Independent People of Biafra and Yoruba Nation activists, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho, should be freed.
He said, “The regime should also free Sowore, unconditionally and drop all charges, of which he has been falsely accused.
“We demand the immediate release of all political prisoners, including Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho and the over 300 #endSARS activists still under illegal detention, as well as an end to terrorism, kidnappings. and banditry that has completely ravaged the entire country.
“The resignation of the Buhari regime that is incompetent, lawless, despotic, nepotistic and corrupt.
It has failed to guarantee the security and welfare of Nigerians which is their primary responsibility as a government. The Buhari Junta must go!”
EvaluatePR Hosts Industry Talk With Communication Experts Today
Communications experts to dissect industry challenges at the 18th edition of EvaluatePR.
Nigeria’s foremost media intelligence agency, P+ Measurement Services is set to host its quarterly edition of EvaluatePR as it welcomes all communications professionals around the globe to the 18th edition of this event.
EvaluatePR is an informative event that will be honoured by communications and media monitoring professionals, who will be sharing their experiences, advice, insights, and quotes on Media Measurement, Monitoring, and Evaluation during the interactive session.
This edition will feature public relations and measurement practitioners which includes: Francois Van Dyk, Head of Operations, Ornico Group, Johannesburg, South Africa and Samuel O. Adeyemi, Lead Strategist, Media DNA, Nigeria, who together will share from their wealth of knowledge, experiences and insights to the theme of the event.
The 18th Edition of EvaluatePR, is scheduled to take place on Friday, 24th September 2021, with the theme “Media Monitoring & Measurement: An Essential Tool in Public Relations” between the hours of 12pm and 1pm (West African Time) on the Google Meet platform.
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