Court sentenced NYSC deployment scammer to three years imprisonment for scamming two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Prospective members.
On Thursday Justice Mohammed Balarabe of the Sokoto State High Court sentenced Wakili Yusuf Oladapo to 3 years imprisonment for scamming two NYSC Prospective Members of N120,000.
He was prosecuted on a one count charge for obtaining money through false pretence as charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Tontrends gathered that Oladapo collected N60,000 for each of the two prospective corps members, totaling N120,000 on the false promise to help them secure deployment to their choice states.
The complainants explained that they met the convict through the WhatsApp group of a school, where he advertised that he could get interested persons posted to choice states.
“That you Wakili Yusuf Oladapo between the 13th and 24th day of September, 2019 in Sokoto within the Juridical Division of the High Court of Justice of Sokoto State.
With intent to defraud, did obtain a total sum of N120,000.00 from Aladetan Michael Olubodunrin, whom you falsely represented yourself to him as being a staff of NYSC.
Who could have him redeployed to a state of his choice, a pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 310 of the Sokoto State Penal Code Law, 2019 and Punishable under Section 311 of the same Law.”
After Oladapo pleaded guilty to the charge, prosecution counsel, Mohammed Balarabe, requested his sentencing in line with the laws.
Defence counsel, Shamsu A. Dauda pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy as his client was a first time offender who has become remorseful.
In convicting and sentencing the defendant, Justice Mohammed gave Oladapo a N30,000 option of fine and ordered that he made full restitution to his victims.
Our Agency urges every Prospective Corps Members to be wary of NYSC deployment scammer. They are everywhere, just be careful. Thank you.