Abuja - The Federal Government has stated its intent to prosecute nine out of 26 members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly for alleged forgery of their academic results, Punch reports.
The decision to prosecute the nine members followed an intensive investigation by the Department of State Services into the state lawmakers' certificates.
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The credentials submitted by the politicians to the Independent National Electoral Commission during the last general election were investigated by the DSS.
The organisation also physically checked attendance records of the supposed education institutions that the accused attended as well as their credentials.
DSS files on the political leaders have now been sent to the Attorney General of the Federation for prosecution.
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- News24 Nigeria