Minister reportedly left for UK yesterday
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of former Minister of Finance’ Mrs. Kemi Adeosun’ for forgery.
Adeosun, who resigned as minister on Friday, was accused of forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Exemption Certificate.
PDP said she should be prosecuted for evading national service, impropriety and abuse of office as minister. In a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP said Adeosun would have still remained in office but for the outcry of Nigerians and international creditors. The party further alleged of plot a by the Federal Government to help the former minister evade prosecution by secretly moving her out of the country.
This, PDP noted, was because of “fears that she could open up on the humongous corruption going on in the financial sector under the Buhari administration.”
It however, called on the international community to be at alert and ensure that she is repatriated to face justice in Nigeria should the Federal Government succeed in its plan.
“Furthermore, we are also aware that President Buhari was not by any measure prepared to drop her from his cabinet but for the demand by those responsible for her appointment, who protested her continued stay in office, although for their own selfish gains: case of corruption fighting back!” it added.
PDP therefore demanded an open inquest into the records of the Finance Ministry under Mrs. Adeosun, “to unravel all improprieties by the Buhari presidency cabal, including allege diversion of oil proceeds, fraudulent oil subsidy deals, leading to high fuel price; depletion of our foreign reserves, embezzling of funds returned by Switzerland and other huge sleazes in the ministry.”
It added that President Buhari must be held responsible for all infractions in the Finance Ministry under Adeosun, “as he appointed and retained her despite having information on the certificate forgery; a situation that confirms the decadence and lack of due diligence in the Buhari presidency
“Nigerians already know that the Buhari presidency is a citadel of iniquity with inherent proficiency in stealing, forgery and manipulation of processes.
“This perhaps explains why President Buhari has not relieved his Special Assistant on Prosecution and Chairman of the Special Investigative Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, of his appointment in spite of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) confirmation that he forged his secondary school certificate.
“Is it not clear to all that the Buhari administration’s so-called anti-corruption war and purported integrity are mere orchestrations to hoodwink Nigerians and the international community, while Mr. President oversees the most corrupt administration in the history of our nation?”
Meanwhile, there were unconfirmed reports that she may have left the country yesterday for the UK.
According to an associated of the former Minister of Finance: “She’s most likely in the UK by now.”