The Nigeria police have said they cannot investigate the alleged forgery of the National Youth Service Corps exemption certificate by the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, because no one has lodged a formal complaint against her.
The Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said this in an interview with the Punch, saying that the police were not aware of the allegations against the minister, adding that no one had come forward to lodge a complaint against her.
“There must be a complaint, either written or verbal to us. You must write to a divisional police station or the Commissioner of Police or to the Inspector-General of Police; we have not received any complaint, so we can’t investigate it (allegation of forgery),” Moshood, acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, stated on Monday night.
According to her police detectives could not initiate an investigation based on newspaper reports, adding that a written or verbal complaint to the police form the basis of all police investigations.
“I have not read the report of what you said was published in newspapers. As I said, we can’t investigate the allegations until there is a verbal or written complaint against her (the finance minister),” Mr. Moshood explained.
However, two non-governmental organisations had reportedly petitioned the IG to probe the allegations against Adeosun.