NSITF MD Michael Akabogu summoned over alleged forged NYSC certificate

NSITF MD Michael Akabogu

FCT Police Command has summoned the managing director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Michael Akabogu over the alleged forgery of his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) discharge certificate.

Akabogu was summoned after a petition was submitted to the commissioner of police, FCT Command Sunday Babaji.

The NSITF boss’s discharge certificate has the number A030544.

In response to a request from the police, the NYSC in a letter dated December 5 disowned Akabogu’s certificate, Daily Trust reports.

The letter addressed to the assistant inspector-general of police, divisional police headquarters, Utako division, FCT Command, Abuja, was signed on behalf of the NYSC director general by the acting director corps certification, Ibrahim A.M.

Part of it read, “Your letter Re: Case of forgery involving a Corps member, Akabogu Michael C. with State Code No. OG/FUTO/91/23402

“Your letter Ref No: CR:3000/FCT/UT/VOL.10/69 dated 3rd November 2022 on the above subject refers, please.

“I wish to inform you that the Certificate of National Service belonging to Akabugu Michael C with Certificate number A030544 forwarded for verification was not issued by the NYSC.

“However, you are requested to retrieve the original Certificate for onward submission to the NYSC.”

FCT police spokeswoman Josephine Adeh confirmed to the newspaper that the NSITF boss was invited for questioning.

She said, “We invited him, there was a letter of complaint to the commissioner of police by the NYSC. You know when they write such letters the police have to investigate, that was the essence of the invitation to come and explain, they said the certificate is forged.”

Akabogu could not be reached for comments.