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Anti-graft group calls for sack of Minister of Petroleum, Timipre Sylva – Pegars News

Anti-graft group calls for sack of Minister of Petroleum, Timipre Sylva – Pegars News

An anti-corruption group has requested President Mohammadu Buhari to sack Timipre Sylva as the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources following allegations of impersonation introduced towards him by one other anti-graft group.

The Civil Society Organisation, Citizens Initiative for Better Nigeria, (CIBN), at a press briefing, requested the federal authorities to start investigations into the allegations to carry the minister to justice for the alleged offence.

In September 2022, ”the Incorporated Trustees of Transparency Advocacy for Development Initiative (TADI), filed a go well with, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1563/2022 at the federal excessive courtroom in Abuja, accusing Timipre Sylva of identification theft, impersonation, forgery and parading of faux certificates.

”TADI had additionally prayed the Honourable Court for ”AN ORDER OF MANDAMUS COMPELLING the Director-General of DSS and IGP to carry out their authorized duties beneath Sections 1, 2 (3) and 8 of the National Security Agencies Act, 1986 learn collectively with Instrument No. 1 of 1999 as properly as Section 4 of the Police Act, 2020 by forthwith arresting and prosecuting Mr. Timipre Sylva sued as seventh Defendant for the offences of identification theft, impersonation and forgery punishable beneath the extant legal guidelines”.

The CIBN alleged that the DSS and Police failed in their duties by not investigating the minister after he offered sure tutorial certificates which have been discovered to include anomalies throughout the Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Screening Committee in 2007 and the Nigerian Senate and House of Representatives screening in 2019.

The publicity officer of the CIBN, Abdulmalik Alpha, stated the group was not glad with Sylva’s defence of the allegations towards him which he did by placing in a Deed Poll and Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette dated eleventh and twelfth May 2022 in his private defence.

The group claimed, ”In these paperwork, Sylva tried; albeit belatedly to persuade the Honourable Court to settle for that the manifestly conflicting names ANAGHA TIMIPERE, MARLIN ANAGHA TIMIPRE, ANAGHA TIMIPRE MARLIN and CHIEF TIMIPRE SYLVA showing on the tutorial certificates he parades all belong to him.

”Even although we are not going right here to act as Judge over the case already pending earlier than the Honourable Court, we want to let Nigerians know that the stated Deed Poll and Gazette are nothing but shams. They are mere items of paper fraudulently procured by Sylva to mislead the Court and wriggle himself out of being prosecuted and jailed.

”Chief Timipre Sylva has been unable to show to the satisfaction of Nigerian residents that these tutorial certificates which he parades in every single place until date are not falsified, cast or stolen from a 3rd {party}.”

Warning that it would resist any ploy to make legal guidelines apply solely to poor Nigerians, the CIBN threatened to mobilise a mass protest to demand the investigation and prosecution of Sylva.

”In the subsequent few days, we shall lead patriotic Nigerians in their hundreds to barricade the National Assembly Complex, Aso Rock Villa, Bayelsa State Government House and different strategic areas for function of demanding that Timipre Sylva be introduced to guide as a matter of urgency”, Alpha stated.

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