The Department of State Security Service, DSS, have commenced forensic investigation into alleged certificate forgery by some law makers.
All lawmakers, nine of them, belong to the Eikti state house of Assembly.
The Ekiti Statehouse of Assembly is dominated by PDP representatives.
Curiously, the DSS says its investigation is consequent upon loads of petitions sent to the agency by PDP and APC leadership in the State.
According to one DSS source, “An intensive investigation carried out by the Department of State Services into the state lawmakers’ certificates.’
“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.
“There are age falsifications 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,” the source said.
In response to the planned prosecution, the Chairman, Committee on Information of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr. Gboyega Aribisogan, said “Up until today, none of our members has been invited by any security agency.
“There can be no prosecution without investigation by the police.
“This is part of the rumor and propaganda from the enemies of the government.
“None of our members forged certificates.
“We went through screening with the DSS and we duly submitted our certificates to INEC/
“We underwent proper documentation.
“Have they checked with the West African Examinations Council or relevant educational institutions to confirm their (certificates) authenticity or otherwise.
“No security agency will buy into the propaganda.”
Aside from the forgery case, the DSS has also resurrected murder cases of three citizens of Ekiti State who died under mysterious circumstances.
They are Mr. Tunde Omojola, Kehinde Fasuba and Dr. Ayo Daramola.
DSS believes the deaths were politically motivated and has vowed to apprehend those behind the murders.
Daramola was murdered on August 14, 2004; Omojola on May 28, 2005; while Fasuba was murdered on January 3, 2009.
Recall that Governor Ayodele Fayose was impeached in 2006 by the State legislature.