An operative of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was arrested by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for fraud related offenses.
Consequently, the officer, Segun Adewale was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for defrauding a citizen of N100,000 to help her to secure a fake NSCDC job.
The spokesperson of ICPC, Mrs Azuka Ogugua made this known to press men on Tuesday.
Hon. Justice M. O. Agboola of Osun State High Court 6B, Osogbo, sentenced him to jail on a three-count charge preferred against him.
Until his sentence, Segun A. Odewale, was a superintendent with the NSCDC.
Odewale was charged under Section 10(a) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000 on counts one and two, and on Section 19 of the same Act on count three.
One of the counts read: “Segun A. Odewale (M) sometimes in the year 2011 or thereabout being a public officer in the employment of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun State Command did use your office as a staff of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to confer unfair advantage on yourself upon receipt of the sum of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) for yourself from one (name withheld) on account of a promise to secure employment for her with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).”
The defendant, through his lawyer, Mr Muftau Abiodun Adediran, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy as he was a first-time offender and a family man with lots of dependents.
Meanwhile, prosecution counsel, Mr Elijah Akaakohol confirmed that the defendant had no previous offences record with the Commission.
Justice Agboola thereafter sentenced the defendant to three years imprisonment on count one, and two years imprisonment on count two and three respectively. The recovered N100,000 have been forfeited to the Federal Government.
Odewale is to run his jail sentence concurrently.