Management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Oyo State has cleared the air on a viral case of a youth corps member, Ukanwa Ikechuwuku who was convicted for reportedly defrauding a police officer while serving in the state.
The scheme management which made this known in a release made available to newsmen by the Director of Press and Relations, Eddy Megwa fnipr noted that the said corps member concluded his service year in February, 2023; adding that the NYSC uniform doesn’t symbolise immunity for any unlawful corps member.
“The attention of NYSC Management in Oyo State has been drawn to the information circulating on social media about a corps member sent to jail in Ibadan, Oyo State, for criminal offence. Management wishes to make the following clarifications.
“The said Ukanwa Ikechuwuku is now an ex-Corps Member who passed out of National Service in February 2023.
“Secondly, when he was serving, he collected a sum of Two Hundred and Thirty Five Thousand naira to purchase a physiotherapy machine for a woman at the police clinic where he was serving but failed to get the machine.
“Every attempt made by the woman to get a refund of her money from this ex-corps member proved abortive, therefore she decided to charge him to court for a criminal offence.
“I wish to emphasise that the NYSC uniform is not an immunity against any form of criminality because the laws of the Federation applies to all and sundry.
“All corps members are therefore by this statement admonished to always be of good behaviour and adhere strictly to the core values of the NYSC scheme in all their transactions,” the statement added.