Fake corp member remanded in custody for 'Criminal Trespass And Forgery'

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ilorin, on Monday,November 18th ordered that an applicant, Osaghae Osaigbovo, who allegedly impersonated a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, be remanded in a correctional facility, Praizenews report.
        The Chief Magistrate, Ahmed Ibrahim, gave the order after the defendant pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass and forgery. He then adjourned the case until Dec. 3 for further mention. Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Nasir Yusuf told the court that the case was reported by Mr. Tota George, Assistant Director of NYSC Camp, Yikpata, Kwara on Nov. 8, at the State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID) Ilorin. Yusuf alleged that the accused, while posing as a prospective corps member, presented a fake Batch “C”, call-up letter, with number NYSC/AUP/2019/01546. He also said that the defendant presented a fake registration slip and job list with forged signatures. The prosecutor said that the defendant was arrested while trying to collect an NYSC kit from the platoon inspector, Mrs. Adewoye Lara at NYSC camp, Yikpata. Yusuf said that the investigation revealed that the defendant forged his notification of Higher National Diploma (HND) result of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo. The prosecutor said that investigation also revealed that Osaigbovo was a notorious criminal, who specialises in forging documents. Yusuf said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 348 and 364 of the Penal Code. Recently, The NYSC went into collaboration with the EFCC to fight against the rampant cases of fake certificates and unworthy graduates who present themselves up for service in the various NYSC orientation camps across the country. More than five individuals have being arrested over cases of fake certificates so far across NYSC camps from the 2019 batches of corps members.

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