A young man has been expelled from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Nasarawa State for presenting a fake call up letter. The disclosure was made by the NYSC Coordinator in Nasarawa State, Mrs Habiba Bappah, during an interview with newsmen at the Orientation Camp in Dan Yamusa. Bappah said that the suspect has been handed over to the police.
She also disclosed that the man posing as a prospective corps member, showed up at the camp on Thursday, November 24, with the call-up letter discovered to be fake as it was not found on the NYSC system. She said, “He came with a fake call up letter and he has been handed over to the police. The good thing is that we have a biometric system of registration. By the time he thumb-printed and we checked, he had no data.”
Bappah also explained that the biometric system of registration has helped in the exposure of frauds, adding that three other people were expelled from the camp for using proxies for their registration.
“Your biometrics has to match your fingerprints. Unfortunately, some gave other people the go ahead to register for them. If their fingerprints do not match, they will be sent out. Three persons also fall into this category.”
According to Bappah, 2,057 corps members were sworn in during the 2016 Batch B orientation exercise in the state, adding that the exercise went on without any major hitches. “Out of the 2057 corps members, 914 are females while 1143 are males. They have all settled down and eager to start camping activities.”
Meanwhile, the Nasarawa State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Idrisu Kennedy, confirmed the arrest of the man with the fake call up letter. Speaking further, he said that investigations were ongoing on the matter. “I can confirm to you that the young man is in our custody and investigations have commenced to know how he came about the call-up letter,” he said.