By Hannatu Sadiq
The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, cleared the former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, of the alleged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate forgery.
It would be recalled that the forgery allegation resulted in her eventual resignation from office in 2018, which followed series of relentless news coverage on the matter, vis-a-vis court cases against her and the NYSC.
The ruling was delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo declaring that the NYSC certificate based on the constitution is not a mandatory requirement for holding a political office in the country.
While Adeosun was the plaintiff in the suit, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) was the sole defendant.
The judge however went ahead to grant the four reliefs sought by the plaintiff, to include “a declaration that the plaintiff, being a United Kingdom citizen as at 1989 when she graduated from the University of East London, London, the United Kingdom at the age of 22 years, was ineligible to participate in the National Youth Service Corps scheme, established by the National Youth Service Corps Act, CAP N8, LFN, 2004.”