Forgery: Yoruba youth accuse Saraki, APC of protecting Senator Uba from prosecution

    The National Committee of Yoruba Youth, (NCYY) and the Coalition of Civil Society groups have demanded the immediate arrest and prosecution of Senator Andy Uba, by the Nigerian Police, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), Department of State Services (DSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) , over alleged falsification of academic credentials.
    The group claimed that it conducted independent investigation which has revealed that the documents were brazenly doctored, “from his acclaimed Secondary school certificate to the various unadvertised degrees.”
    In a statement signed in Abuja on Thursday by NCYY president Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi and Secretary CSO’s Coalition, Comrade Olufemi Lawson, the group said it is constrained to make this demand, “going by the refusal of the various anti-corruption agencies, the Nigerian Police and the Nigerian Senate, to investigate and order for the prosecution of Senator Andy Uba, who have continued to embarrass the nation, by his continued presence as a member of the Senate, to stakeholders in the Nigeria Project.”
    As patriotic Nigerians, and in line with our firm believe in the sanctity of the institution of the Nigerian Senate and the ongoing anti-corruption crusade in our dear country, we are demanding for an immediate investigation into the falsification of results by Mr. Ubah, His immediate arrest and prosecution and subsequent refund of all the taxpayers’ money that has been fraudulently received by Mr. Andy Uba, as a Senator of the Federal Republic, on the basis that the falsified results, which he used in getting elected into the Senate.
    While giving an ultimatum of seven days to all the agencies of government concern and the Nigerian Senate, to act, the group said “We shall not hesitate to employ every legal means, including massive protests to the National Assembly, the Headquarters of both the Nigerian Police and the Department of State services,  the EFCC and the ICPC Headquarters, to further press home our demand, should they refuse to heed our call as key stakeholders in the Nigeria Project.
    “It is our hope that the incumbent administration, particularly the leadership of the Nigerian Senate, will not hide under the recent dubious defection of Senator Uba, to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to unduly shield Mr. Uba from facing the inevitable prosecution, over this forgery scandal.
    “Finally, we want to strongly believe, that Senator Andy Uba will be arrested within the next seven days of our ultimatum, to answer to these allegations and subsequently charged to court appropriately following our request,” the statement read.


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