NYSC member arraigned for ‘defrauding’ police officer of N235, 000

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The police on Friday arraigned a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Oyo State Ukanwa Ikechukwu in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court for allegedly swindling a police officer of N235, 000.

Ukenwa was charged with false pretence and theft.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecutor Inspector Olufemi Omilana told the court that Ukenwa on December 4, 2022, at about noon with intent to defraud allegedly obtained N235,000 from ACP Modupe Okpaleke.

Omilana alleged that 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.

Omilana said that ACP Okpaleke while seeking medical solutions to her health at the Police Cottage Hospital, Eleyele, Ibadan was introduced to Ukenwa, who recommended that she buys a bicycle.

He said the alleged offence contravened the provisions of sections 390 (9) and 419 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.

Magistrate M. I. Giwa-Babalola admitted the defedant to bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

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