The Unbiased Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offenses Fee (ICPC) has secured the conviction of a Nigeria Safety and Civil Protection Corps (NSCDC) officer for defrauding a feminine citizen of N100,000 to assist her get hold of a bogus job on the NSCDC.
The convict, Segun A. Odewale, Superintendent of NSCDC, was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment by Hon. Decide MO Agboola of the Excessive Court docket 6B of Osun State, Osogbo on a three-count cost introduced in opposition to him.
Mr Odewale was charged beneath part 10(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offenses Act 2000 on counts one and two, and beneath part 19 of the identical regulation for rely three.
One of many prices learn: “Segun A. Odewale (M) someday in 2011 or thereabouts being a public officer within the service of the Nigerian Safety and Civil Protection Corps (NSCDC), the state command d’Osun used your workplace as a employees of the Nigerian Safety and Civil Protection Corps (NSCDC) to provide you an unfair benefit upon receipt of the sum of 100,000 naira (100 thousand naira) for your self from a (identify withheld) on account of a promise to safe him employment with the Nigerian Safety and Civil Protection Corps (NSCDC).”
The accused, via his lawyer, Mr. Muftau Abiodun Adediran pleaded with the court docket to mood justice with mercy as he was a primary time offender and a household man with many dependents.
Prosecution counsel, Mr. Elijah Akaakohol, confirmed that the accused had no file of prior offenses with the Fee.
Decide Agboola subsequently sentenced the defendant to 3 years imprisonment on rely one and two years imprisonment on counts two and three respectively. The N100,000 recovered was forfeited to the Federal Authorities.
All sentences have to be carried out concurrently.
It’s to be recalled that as a part of the measures to fight instances of employment racketeering, the ICPC, via the Nigeria Anti-Corruption Academy, had earlier within the 12 months organized a coverage dialogue on entrenching transparency within the civil service recruitment course of in Nigeria throughout which the President, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye (SAN) disclosed that the Fee had obtained round 100 petitions on the recruitment rip-off on the a part of victims, establishments and complicit people.