NYSC disassociates from male corp member who allegedly defrauded policewoman

NYSC disassociates from male corp member who allegedly defrauded policewoman

The Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) administration has distanced itself from Ukanwa Ikechukwu, a Corps member who was detained on suspicion of scamming a feminine police officer, ACP Modupe Okpaleke.

He was charged with defrauding a police officer of N235,000 on Friday, April 14 earlier than an Iyaganku Justice of the Peace’s Court docket in Oyo state and was charged with fraud and theft.

Based on an announcement from the director of press and public relations, Eddy Megwa, the wrongdoer, Ikechukwu left the NYSC when he completed his service in February 2023.

The assertion learn partly;

“The eye of the NYSC administration in Oyo State has been drawn to the data circulating on social media a couple of corps member despatched to jail in Ibadan, Oyo State, for legal offence. Administration needs to make the next clarifications; the mentioned Ukanwa Ikechuwuku is now an ex-corps member who handed out of Nationwide Service in February 2023.

Secondly, when he was serving, he collected a sum of N235,000 to buy a physiotherapy machine for a lady on the police clinic the place he was serving however didn’t get the machine. Each try made by the girl to get a refund of her cash from this ex-corps member proved abortive, subsequently she determined to cost him to courtroom for legal offence.

I want to emphasise that the NYSC uniform just isn’t an immunity in opposition to any type of criminality as a result of the legal guidelines of the federation applies to one and all.”

The defendant entered a not responsible plea to the accusations at his arraignment in courtroom.

Inspector Olufemi Omilana, the prosecution, knowledgeable the courtroom that the suspect allegedly obtained N235,000 from Modupe Okpaleke on December 4, 2022, with the aim to deceive.

Omilana went on to say that ACP Okpaleke met Ukenwa whereas looking for remedy for a leg ailment on the Police Cottage Hospital in Eleyele, Ibadan. Ukenwa instructed that Okpaleke buy a bicycle.

The police declare that Ikechukwu, who was doing his NYSC on the Police Cottage Hospital in Eleyele, Ibadan, took N235k from the feminine officer there to assist her however as an alternative fraudulently used the cash for his private functions.

Based on the prosecution, the crime violated sections 390 (9) and 419 of the Oyo State 2000 Felony Code.

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