DSS clears Mbah over alleged NYSC certificate forgery
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on July 20, 2023
The Department of State Security, has debunked claims by the National Youths Service Corps, that the Governor of Enugu State and Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the March 18 governorship election, Peter Mbah, forged his NYSC discharge certificate.
The DSS made its position known in a written statement on oath adopted by its representative, Yahaya Mohammed, at the ongoing Enugu State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal as Mbah called two witnesses to open his defence.
The subpoenaed DSS Deputy Director, Operations and Strategic Department says the security agency commenced an investigation into the discharge certificate controversy, following a petition to it by Mbah dated February 8, 2023.
The DSS adds that the certificates in a series that included Mbah’s were found to have been issued to Corps members in Lagos, contrary to the NYSC’s claim.
It frowned on the NYSC’s misplacement of Mbah’s original file and opened a temporary one for him, noting that the Corps was also unable to trace to whom or which state or states of the federation 12 of its certificates were issued.