Fake â€˜Youth Corperâ€™ To Serve In Prison
A suspected fake National Youth Service
Corps, NYSC, member, Opeyemi Ajala, 34,
has been remanded in prison custody after
he was arrested by the police at Dolphin
Division, Ikoyi, Lagos, southwest Nigeria,
and charged to court.
He allegedly told the police that he was
contracted by Olotu Osayowanon now at
large to help him serve the one year
compulsory scheme with an agreement
that he would be paying him N19,000
Trouble started for Opeyemi, a resident of
25, Jebba Street, Ebute Meta, Lagos on 27
June, 2013 when he went to the Ikoyi/
Obalende LCDA, Ikoyi, Lagos to register for
the one year NYSC compulsory scheme as
During screening, the officer in charge of
the programme reportedly discovered that
all the documents he presented were fake.
The fake documents found on him,
according to the police include forged death
certificate of one Osarogie Olotu,
Acceptance Letter from Eti Osa LCDA, BA
Certificate from the University of New
Castle, United Kingdom and NYSC call up
During preliminary questioning by the
NYSC officials about how he came about
the documents bearing different names
and not his name, he allegedly said
someone contracted him to serve for him.
The NYSC officials reported him to the DPO
of Dolphin Estate Division, Ikoyi S.P Musa
Abdullahi who directed his men to arrest
the suspect and take him to the station.
In his confessional statement to the police,
Opeyemi allegedly said: â€œI am a jobless
man and my father and mother died a few
years ago, and since I passed out from the
school of Fishery and Marine Technology in
2009, I have not been able to get a job.
â€œOne day, I went to the NYSC camp at
Ipaja, Lagos, where I met Olotu
Osayowanon who approached me to help
him serve his one year compulsory NYSC
scheme because he graduated in London.
â€œHe provided me with all the NYSC uniform
and kits and he agreed to be paying me
N19,000 every month and out of
frustration I accepted the offer before I was
arrested. I promise not to indulge in such
After investigation by Corporal Miracle
Ikyav, Ajala was charged before an
Igbosere Magistrateâ€™s court on three count
charge of felony, to wit, impersonating and
The offences, the prosecutor Supol E.
Ekuma said contravened Sections 409,380
and 374 of the criminal laws of Lagos State
The accused pleaded not guilty to the
charge, and Chief Magistrate Mrs. O.O.
Oshin admitted him on bail in the sum of
N150, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the matter till 30 July, 2013
The defendant was taken to Ikoyi Prison
pending when he would fulfil the bail
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