A suspect, Richard Olayinka, who paraded himself as a employees member of the Osun State College, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
He was arrested for allegedly issuing pretend Nationwide Youth Service Corps name-up letters to 4 college students.
Olayinka was additionally accused of appending solid signature of the varsity’s Vice-Chancellor on statements of consequence purportedly issued to college students, recognized as Olubunmi Idowu, Lafihan Dare, Sotikare Segun and Akintude Wealth.
We gathered that the scholars sought Richards’ assist as they weren’t cleared by the college administration on account of some excellent programs.
It was learnt that the police launched a manhunt for the suspect after the youths, who claimed to be college students of Division of Linguistics and Communication Research, Osun State College, reported on the NYSC Lagos State orientation camp in Iyana Ipaja on November 26.
That they had appeared earlier than the camp registration group for clearance when their name-up letters had been found to be fakes.
The suspect was arraigned in a Lagos Justice of the Peace’s Court docket sitting in Ogba on 12 counts bordering on forgery, stealing and impersonation by the police.
A police prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, instructed the court docket that the offences had been punishable underneath sections 285, 312, 361,378 and 166 of the Prison Legislation of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
The fees learn partially, “That you simply, Richard Olayinka and others at massive, someday in November 2016, on the NYSC camp, within the Ikeja Magisterial District, did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony, to wit; stealing and forgery, thereby committing an offence punishable beneath Part 409 of the Prison Regulation of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
“That you just, and others at massive on the identical date, time and place, within the aforementioned magisterial district, did receive the sum of N50,000, N70,000, N100,000, and N150,000 from Olubunmi Idowu, Lafinhan Dare, Sotikare Segun and Akintunde Wealth respectively, below the pretext of procuring NYSC name-up letters for them which you already know to be false, thereby committing an offence punishable beneath Part 312 of the Legal Regulation of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
“That you simply, and others at massive, on the identical date, time and place, within the aforementioned magisterial district, did conduct yourselves in a way prone to trigger breach of the peace by impersonating the Osun State College Vice-Chancellor and forging the Osun State College statements of end result, thereby committing an offence opposite to and punishable underneath Part 166 of the Felony Legislation of Lagos State, 2011.”
The defendant pleaded not responsible earlier than the presiding Justice of the Peace, Mrs. T. Akanni, and was granted bail within the sum of N350,000, with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned until January 18, 2017.
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