EFCC Certificate Forgery Post, Attracts Questions About Adeosun
When one blows one's trumpet sometimes, it whips up old issues that will bring fingers pointing back at some other tunes that the individual has failed to add to the rhythm.
This is the case of the Economic and Financials Crimes Commission (EFCC) that posted a tweet about a conviction it secured on certificate forgery.
Since the certificate forgery allegation levelled against the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, went viral people may have expected the EFCC to go after the Minister but that has not happened.
The conviction was secured by the anti money laundering agency, Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering, SCUML, domiciled in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the convict was one Ebenezer Joshua.
He was found guilty by Justice Abbas Ahman of the Kebbi State High Court.
The convict was arraigned on the 31st of July 2017 for allegedly conniving with one Franca Joseph to forge the certificate of the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML).
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"The scam came to light when the SCUML received two registration forms for clearance from a new generation bank bearing the names, Noble Women for Better Tomorrow Initiative and another, Support Initiative for Better Maternal Health.
"Upon receipt of the certificates, some abnormalities were discovered during verification, including the fact that the sector codes on the certificates were those allocated to construction companies and not NGOs.
"The prosecution closed the case against the convict and his co-accused on March 1, 2018 after calling several witnesses.
"In his judgement, Justice Ahman convicted the first accused person, Joshua while the second accused was discharged and acquitted.
"The first defendant was found guilty on count 2 and 4, and subsequently sentenced to two years imprisonment with option of 30,000 Naira (Thirty Thousand Naira Only) fine on each count.
"The sentence is to run consecutively, starting from the 5th day of March when they were arrested," a statement by the EFCC read.
To celebrate the conviction, the EFCC made a post on Twitter and it drew attention.
After this tweet dropped, comments began to pour in, with questions for the anti-graft agency over how far it had pursued the allegation against the Minister of Finance.
Here are a few of them.
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