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KATSINA: 6 ‘fake’ corps members to be handed over to police



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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has revealed that six suspected fake youth corps members were arrested during the ongoing registration exercise at the Katsina State orientation camp.

Ahidjo Yahaya, the Katsina State NYSC Coordinator, confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday.

The suspects, two females and four males, were caught with forged call-up letters and fake degree certificates.

Ahidjo stated that “two fake corps members were caught following a security report from the DG NYSC Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, that the two were carrying fake certificates. Based on that, we set out the security network to trap them and they were caught.’’

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“The two suspects had confessed to the offence,” he said.

According to him, the other four suspects were detected during the camp registration of corps members deployed in the state under 2019 Batch B Stream II.

Yahaya said that all the suspects would be arraigned in the camp court from where they will be decamped and handed over to the police for prosecution.

“Before the opening of the orientation camps, the DG issued a series of warnings to members of the public not to go to the NYSC camp with fake results.

“But these people ignored the warning and decided to come to the camp with fake degree results. What a shame!” he said.

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