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No Shielding Of Corps Members Who Involve Themselves In Crimes – NYSC Reacts To Jailing Of Oyo State Member For Fraud

August 13, 2022

The convict hailed from Ilesa in the Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State, the court was told.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has reacted to the conviction of one Christopher Adetuberu, a corps member serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, for offences bordering on internet fraud.

The Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin had on Thursday found the 28-year-old Adetuberu guilty of the two counts of cybercrime preferred against him by the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The court was told that operatives of the EFCC, while acting on intelligence over the activities of the fraudsters also known as “Yahoo-Yahoo”, within Ilorin metropolis and its environs recently arrested him at Ogele, a suburb of Ilorin last week Wednesday.

The convict hailed from Ilesa in the Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State, the court was told.

The EFCC Counsel, Sesan Ola, also revealed in the Court that the convict had in the course of the investigation, admitted that he ventured into “Yahoo Yahoo Business” in 2016 and had, among other things, built a house with the proceeds of the illegal activities.

Adetuberu pleaded guilty to the two charges preferred against him when he was brought before the court on Thursday.

Reacting to the conviction, Eddy Megwa, Director of Press and Public Relations of the NYSC said that the scheme would not shield any member of the service corps that falls short of the law.

The statement, “The management of the National Youth Sevice Corps notes with disappointment the conviction of corps member, Christopher Adetuberu, arising from his involvement in cybercrime, a shameful act that is antithetical to the ideals and image of the NYSC.

“While the scheme unreservedly upholds the judgment of the court which doubtlessly will serve as deterrent to other Nigerians of like minds, it however restates that the action of the convict is not a paradigm for other corps members; therefore does not represent the behavioral disposition of an average corps member.

“Accordingly, the management enjoins all Corps Members to exhibit at all times the ideals of patriotism, humility, selfless service, discipline, among others which the Scheme stands for. Let it be known that the Scheme shall never shield any member of the Service Corps that falls short of the law.”