- A serving corp member of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) has been arrested and detained in Apapa, Lagos
- The young man was arrested after he used his employer's N3.5 million for Ponzi scheme
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A member of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) member has been arrested ad locked up in Kirikiri maximum prison for using her employer’s N3.5 million for MMM and Twinkas.
The corp member was reported to have used the money in order to make quick profit from the Ponzi scheme. After being arrested and arraigned for embezzling funds when operators of the scheme failed to return the money which belonged to the company where he was posted to.
However, Politics Nigeria decided to share this information on their social media after his lawyer colleague, Augustine Ukpo made the revelation after the suspect missed the last Community Development Service (CDS).
Ukpo said: “I was in court representing our Corper member colleague who was arrested and arraigned today before the Agbomalu Magistrate Court involved in N3.5 million embezzlement from his PPA (Place of Primary Assignment). I earlier posted you guys that one (of) our Corper colleague(s) was arrested and arraigned yesterday. He is now in Kirikiri Medium Prison pending the perfection of his bail conditions. While interviewing the corper member, I noticed bruises all over his body evidence that he was beaten. He was kept in police custody for more than 24 hours. These got me furious as a lawyer. Even though the corper agreed that he used the money for MMM and Twinkas, his fundamental right should not be compromised. In this vein, I shall be filing a fundamental right action against the employer of the corper.”
However, the lawyer has refused to reveal the name of the corp member involved in this case.
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