About nine out of 26 members of the Ekiti State House Assembly will be prosecuted by the Federal Government for allegedly forging their academic results.
The prosecution was necessitated by the result from “an intensive investigation carried out by the Department of State Services into the state lawmakers’ certificates.’’
The DSS had a strict investigation of the credentials submitted by these politicians to the Independent National Electoral Commission during the last general elections
The DSS decided to carry out the investigation after series of petitions from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
The investigation was carried out in the schools where they claimed to have attended and the places they have worked.
According to a reliable source, “We have investigated the academic credentials of the lawmakers based on petitions sent to us by the politicians in the state.
“The petitions were based on alleged false declaration of academic qualifications and alleged age falsification in the papers presented to the INEC.
“We have been able to know that petitions against nine members of the State House of Assembly are genuine. We have already presented our report and we are expecting the office of the AGF to study it and prepare the charges against the suspects.”
Meanwhile, the security agencies also planned to look into the murder cases of three prominent sons of the state.
They are Mr. Tunde Omojola, Kehinde Fasuba and Dr. Ayo Daramola who were murdered on August 14, 2004; Omojola on May 28, 2005; while Fasuba was murdered on January 3, 2009.