THE management of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) has dissociated itself from the case of a Corps member standing trial at an Iyaganku magistrate court, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The ICIR reported that Ukenwa Ikechukwu was on Friday, April 14, arraigned for allegedly swindling a police officer of N235,000.
In a swift reaction, the NYSC, in a statement signed by the Director, of Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa, explained that Ikechukwu was an ex-Corps member who had passed out in February 2023.
”The attention of the NYSC Management in Oyo State has been drawn to the information circulating on social media about a Corps member sent to jail in Ibadan, Oyo State, for a criminal offence. The management wishes to make the following clarifications:
”The said Ukenwa Ikechukwu is now an ex-Corps member who passed out of national service in February 2023.
”Secondly, when he was serving, he collected a sum of N235,000 to purchase a physiotherapy machine for a woman at the police clinic where he was serving, but failed to get the machine.
”Every attempt made by the woman to get a refund of her money from this ex-Corps member proved abortive, therefore, she decided to charge him to court with a criminal offence,” the statement read.
The management admonished Corps members to always be of good behaviour and abide strictly to the core values of the NYSC programme in all their dealings.
The scheme did not hesitate to warn Corp members that the uniform would not absolve anyone from any form of criminality.