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NYSC Certificate: EFCC To Arraign Stella Oduah Tuesday

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Sen. Stella Oduah, former Aviation Minister, is scheduled to face a fresh charge brought against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice James Omotosho of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.

Sen. Oduah, who served as the representative for Anambra North Senatorial District in the 9th National Assembly, will face an arraignment on Tuesday. The eight-count charge against her pertains to allegations of perjury and document falsification.

The concerned parties in the matter were officially served with a notice of arraignment.

Oduah is the only defendant mentioned in the charge document bearing the reference FHC/ABJ/CR/275/2023.

Accusations have been made against the ex-lawmaker for allegedly providing false information regarding her involvement in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the subsequent issuance of a certificate.

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It has been alleged that she used falsified documents to obtain public office appointments, including ministerial and senatorial positions.

Allegations point to the involvement of an individual named D. A. O. Oshinowo (who is presently evading capture) in assisting her.

Prior to this, the anti-graft agency had filed a money laundering charge against Oduah and other co-defendants, which is presently being adjudicated by Justice Inyang Ekwo in a parallel court.

The counts read: ‘That you, Sen. Stella Oduah and D. A. O. Oshinowo (at large) sometime in 2017 in Abuja, did fabricate an incorrect document with intent to cause … to wit: titled: Re: Request for National Youth Service.’

‘That you Senator Stella Oduah in 2011 in Abuja, did forward your credential to Federal Government of Nigeria among which is an affidavit and extract from police Crime Diary, that you lost your NYSC certificate, the representation you know to be false, which led to your nomination as a cabinet Minister and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 39(2)(a) and punishable under Section 39(2)(b) of the some Act, among others.’

By knowingly confirming the false representation with the intention that it be treated as genuine, you have committed an offense under Section 156 of the Penal Code Act and are liable to punishment as prescribed in Section 158(1) of the same Act.

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