BENIN, Nigeria – A 200-level journalism student of a University in Benin Republic has been arrested and handed over to the Department of State Services by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) authorities.
The student identified simply as Rose joined other corps members deployed to Zamfara State for Batch C Stream 1 orientation course which ended with a fake certificate she obtained from another university in Benin Republic.
NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim said the student was nabbed after her institution alerted them after she posted her photographs in NYSC uniform in the Zamfara camp.
The NYSC DG said: “On Friday, one of the universities in Cotonou, Benin Republic saw their 200-Level student in the NYSC uniform on the social media. She is supposed to be a 200-Level of the university studying journalism.
“But she went and purchased a fake certificate from another Benin Republic university and now served in the camp in Zamfara. So, her classmates saw her on social media and raised the alarm to the University, which then alerted and wrote me.
“The university said they recognised the efforts of the scheme in nabbing fake graduates and they were not a party to her fake certificate.
“So we got her arrested in Zamfara. She was brought to Abuja and we have arranged with the DSS to take her away.”