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Osun: Teacher Dupes Job Seekers Posing As DSS Officer



By Omogbolahan Ajagbe, Osogbo

A School Teacher, who posed as Officer of Department of State Security Services (DSS), Olaleye Oluseyi, to defraud job seeker has been arrested.

The suspected fraudster was apprehended by the Osun State Police Command for defrauding job-seeker of huge some of the money under the guise of providing non-existing employment in the Department of State Security Services.

However, he was dragged before an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court in Osun State, on Wednesday by the police.

The defendant who brought to the court by the detectives Osun State police Command alleged of fraudulently obtained the Sum N112,000 from one Mr Taiwo victor while pretending to be DSS operative.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun, told the court that Oluseyi committed the crime sometimes in the month of November 2022, at Ota- Efun area, Osogbo Osun State.

He informed the court that the defendant did with intent to defraud, having presented himself as a member of the Department of State Services (DSS) to defraud one Taiwo Victor,

Elisha added that Oluseyi unlawfully obtained the sum of 112,000 from same Taiwo Victor with the pretence of recruiting him into the Department of State Services (DSS).

The Prosecutor further alleged that the offence committed by the defendant is contrary to and punishable under Section 488, 419, 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.

Tunbosun Oladipupo, Counsel to the defendant urged the court to exercise discretion and admits his client to bail

“I urged my lord to exercise discretion and grant the defendant bail in most liberal term.”

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 of March 18 2023.

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