The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has caught 721 persons, who secured employment into federal government agencies with fake results.
ICPC, according to Punchng.com, uncovered the criminality after it carried out a certificate verification exercise at the behest of six agencies including Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Prisons Service, Pension Transition Arrangement Department, Federal Fire Service and National Identity Management Commission.
The paper said 11,996 certificates had been verified by the commission with 721 found to have been forged.
“ICPC was contacted to verify the authenticity of academic and professional certificates of staff at the six FG agencies. Some of the certificates have been returned but we have 721 certificates verified to have been forged. Those who submitted the said certificates are still in court while we have secured varying degrees of court judgment for some of them. It is still an on-going exercise,” it quoted an unnamed source as saying.
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