Corper Oluwatosin arraigned in Osun for impersonating judge


A 26-year-old corps member, Oluwatosin Medaiyese has been arraigned on Wednesday by the Department of State Services (DSS) before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State for allegedly impersonating Hon. Justice Aliyu Jimoh to deceive NYSC Osun state Coordinator and Southwest Zonal Coordinator, Mr Emmanuel Attah.

The charge sheet stated that Medaiyese did falsely represent himself as Hon. Justice Aliyu to Attah with the intent of fraudulently securing the posting of some Corps members to their desired places of primary assignment.

DSS said the Corps member who was serving in Kwara state, committed the offence on 30th of January, 2020, in Osogbo, Osun State capital.

His offence was contrary to and punishable under Section 108 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State 2002.

Details of the charge pressed against the defendant read, “That you Oluwatosin Medaiyese “M” on or before 30th January 2020 at Osogbo did falsely represent yourself as Hon. Justice Aliyu Jimoh to Emmanuel Attah, Southwest Zonal Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, with the intent of fraudulently securing the posting of corp members to their desired Places of Primary Assignment and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 108 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume II Laws of Osun State 2002.”

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him by DSS.

The counsel to the accused, Mr. Omaniyi Abifarin applied for bail for his client.

He said the alleged offence against Medaiyese is a bailable offence and the accused person is currently on a one-year mandatory service with National Youth Service Corps in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Abifarin assured the court that the accused person will provide reliable surety if granted bail.

In his ruling, Magistrate Adebola Ajanaku granted the accused person bail in the sun of N100,000 with one surety in the like sum and adjourned the case till March 25, 2020.