The Publisher of Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi, has asked the embattled Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, to drag his medium to court to prove the National Youth Service Corps Exemption Certificate she carries is original and merited.
Olorunyomi insisted that Premium Times investigation showed that the exemption certificate she parades is a forged one.
The renowned and multi-award winning journalist said while responding to questions after he delivered a lecture entitled, “Independent Journalism At The Interface Of The Digital Transition,” at the University of Ilorin on Thursday.
He delivered the lecture at the 9th Annual Lecture organised by the Mass Communication Department of the university in memory of Mr. Doyin Mahmoud, the Pioneer Head of the Department who died in 2009.
Olorunyomi said PremiumTimes carried out a thorough investigation before publishing the story, adding that the organisation would encourage Adeosun to go to court because that is the best way she could prove the story if she believes it is not true.
“Adeosun forged her exception certificate. The story is real. We did a watertight investigation that took us three months before we came out with the story. We encourage her to go to court if she will like to prove us wrong,” he stated.