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Ogun Lawmaker, Solomon Osho Writes Nigerian Secret Police, DSS, Denies Allegations Of Falsifying Age, Forging Certificates


The group had petitioned the State House of Assembly and Department of State Services (DSS), accusing Osho of age falsification and forgery. 

A member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Solomon Osho has denied the allegations levelled against him by a group under the aegis of Concerned Youths of Remo North Local Government. 


The group had petitioned the State House of Assembly and Department of State Services (DSS), accusing Osho of age falsification and forgery. 

It also accused the lawmaker of denying being a UK citizen before an appeal court ruling Appeal No: C/AK/EPT/NAS/286/2019 which specifically bordered on the qualification of any citizen with dual citizenship to validly run for office in Nigeria. 


In the petition signed by Akinlolu Awosanya and made available to SaharaReporters, the group demanded a thorough investigation into the allegations levelled against the lawmaker.  


The aggrieved youths stated that Osho’s date of birth on the British passport reads 22/06/1989 while that of his Nigerian passport reads 05/05/1984.  


He also accused Osho of getting married three times with false information to cajole the Ministry of Interior to get at one Mayowa Anthonia Taiwo in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State with marriage certificate number AL01201.  


The same lawmaker was said to have again, on May 5, 2018, at the First African Church Mission, Jehovah Shammah Cathedral, Lagos had another marriage with the same person with certificate number CL184/2018.  


He was said to have claimed to be 27 years old on his marriage certificate in January 2016. However, he claimed to be 28 “two years later”.  


Replying to the petition, Osho in a letter written by his lawyer, Gbolahan Onakanya, to the DSS, described the allegations as baseless. 


He asked the secret police to invite the author of the petition, investigate the matter and prosecute accordingly. 


The letter read, “Sometime last month, June 28th to be precise, a perverted, an untrue petition was authored and propelled by Mr. Akinlolu Agunbiade Awosanya, with some unfounded allegations and same has since then been making rounds on social media. 


“These allegations were not only untrue but were also published to ridicule, impugn, malign and defame the character of our client in the eye of the public because our client has been receiving calls, and chats online and offline. 


“The publication is by a long slingshot an infringement on our client’s privacy, as well as a breach of his privileges as Honourable member of the State Assembly, while we acknowledge the fact any and every individual has a right to make a petition or publication. 


“However, same has a caveat that it mustn’t injure the person of the recipient, and it is a trite principle that he who alleges must prove, as none of the documents attached to the malicious petition linked our client to the causation of any crime. 


“Our client hereby unequivocally denies all allegations levied against his person and/or character in its entirety and pray the Ogun State Command of the Department of State Security Services to invite the author of the malicious petition and investigate the matter and prosecute if found culpable. 

“We urge you to use your good to investigate and prosecute if found culpable.” 




Awosanya DSS Petition.docx by Sahara Reporters on Scribd