TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO
The Police in Osun State have arraigned a school teacher, Olaleye Oluseyi before an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court for allegedly impersonating an operative of the Department of State Services.
Oluseyi was accused of fraudulently obtaining the sum of N112,000 from one Taiwo Victor while pretending to be DSS operative.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun, told the court that Oluseyi committed the offence sometimes in the month of November 2022, at Ota- Efun area, Osogbo.
He informed the court that the defendant did with intent to defraud, presented himself as a member of DSS to defraud Victor,
Elisha added that Oluseyi unlawfully obtained the sum of 112,000 from Victor with the pretence of recruiting him into the secret police.
Account to the prosecutor, the offence committed by the defendant is contrary to and punishable under Sections 488, 419, and 399(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 vol II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.
The defendant standing trial on three-count-charge pleaded not guilty to the charge slammed against him.
Counsel to the defendant, Tunbosun Oladipupo urged the court to admit his client to bail in liberal terms.
However, Magistrate A.K Ajala, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum
Ajala further said that the surety address must be verified by the Investigating Police Officer (IPO).
He, thereafter, adjourned the matter till March 18 for mention.