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Nigerian Police

A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Oyo State, Ukanwa Ikechukwu on Friday April 14, 2023 appeared before the Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court in the state for scamming a senior police officer, ACP Modupe Okpaleke.

The prosecution counsel, Insp Olufemi Omilana said the NYSC member on December 4, 2022 intended to fraudulently collect the sum of N235,000 from ACP Okpaleke.

Omilana added that the corps member posted to the Police Cottage Hospital, Eleyele, Ibadan, received the sum of N235,000 from the senior police officer and converted it to personal use.

Ikechukwu was charged with theft and pretence.

It was held that his actions were in contravention of the provisions of sections 390 (9) and 419 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

After reading the charges to his hearing, the defendant pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate M. I. Giwa-Babalola granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 plus two sureties in like sum.

The Magistrate adjourned the matter till May 25 for hearing.

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