Civil rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP),Usman Baba, to arrest former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, for alleged perjury over claims of participating in the one-year National Youth Service Corps, NYSC scheme.
In a statement issued on Saturday and signed by the National coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, the body also demanded the disqualification of Oduah as Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for the Anambra North Senatorial district election in 2023.
The statement partly reads, “HURIWA wish to call for the arrest of Stella Oduah by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.
“Failure by the IGP to do this, HURIWA, will by next week, institute a suit to compel the IGP through a mandamus to investigate, arrest Stella Oduah and charge her for alleged perjury based on the documentary evidence already publicized by the NYSC.
“This is a critical issue that the IGP ought to investigate if he s patriotic”.
Recall that the NYSC had said the Senator representing Anambra North District in the National Assembly “after the (three weeks) orientation course, absconded and never completed the national service.
“The consequence of this is that she is not qualified for the issuance of the certificate of national service,” the Service added.
However, Oduah had debunked the claim, stressing that she completed her national youth service.
Citing a letter dated 11th January, 2017, Oduah stated that she served with the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association(NECA) in 1982.