The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) authorities have arrested a 200-level journalism student of a university in Benin Republic and handed her over to the Department of State Services.
The fake corps member, Rose, joined other corps members deployed to Zamfara State for Batch C Stream 1 orientation course with a fake certificate she obtained from another university in Benin Republic.
While reacting to the development yesterday in Abija, NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, stated that the student was nabbed after her institution alerted them that she posted her photographs in NYSC uniform in the Zamfara camp.
The NYSC DG said: “One of the universities in Cotonou, Benin Republic saw its 200-Level student in the NYSC uniform on the social media. She is supposed to be a 200-Level of the university studying journalism.”
“She went and purchased a fake certificate from another Benin Republic university and now served in the camp in Zamfara. So, her classmates saw her on social media and raised the alarm to the university, which then alerted and wrote me,” he added.
While commending the the efforts of the scheme in nabbing fake graduates, the university stated that it was not a party to her fake certificate.