Fake WAEC Certificate: You must arrest, prosecute Buhari's Aide-Reps tell IGP

The House of Representatives has demanded the arrest and prosecution of Okoi Obono-Obla, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution.

The House asked Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-General of Police, to arrest and prosecute the presidential aide for allegedly being in possession of a forged West African Examination Council (WAEC) result.

The House also recommended the withdrawal of his law degree and law school certificate obtained with the result.

The lawmakers made the recommendations on Thursday while adopting the report of its committee that investigated the special presidential investigative panel for the recovery of public property (SPIP), which is headed by Obono-Obla.

The committee had said it discovered irregularities in the O’level result which the presidential aide has, following a petition to the house by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA).

The presidential aide is said to have used the result in question to gain admission into the University of Jos where he studied law, and also into the Nigerian Law School.

Femi Ola, deputy WAEC registrar, had told the committee that “available evidence indicate that the results were altered and therefore makes them invalid.”

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