NYSC member docked for allegedly swindling police officer

THE Iyaganku Magistrates Court sitting in Oyo, on Friday, April 14, docked a National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) member, Ukenwa Ikechukwu, for allegedly swindling a police officer of N235,000.

The NYSC member, who was charged with false pretense and theft however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecution counsel, Inspector Olufemi Omilana told the court that Ukenwa on December 4, 2022, at about noon with intent to defraud allegedly obtained N235,000 from Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Modupe Okpaleke.


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According to Omilana, Ukenwa, who studied physiotherapy and was attached to the Police Cottage Hospital, Eleyele, Ibadan, collected N235,000 from Okpaleke and fraudulently converted the money to his own use.

The Police explained that Okpaleke, while seeking medical solutions to her leg problem at the Police Cottage Hospital, was introduced to Ukenwa, who recommended that she buys a bicycle.




     

     

    However, after collecting the amount from Okpaleke, the NYSC did not purchase the bicycle but instead, converted the money to his own use.

    The Police prosecutor said the offense contravened provisions of sections 390 (9) and 419 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

    Subsequently, the Magistrate, Giwa Babalola admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

    Giwa-Babalola adjourned the matter till May 25, for hearing.

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