NSCDC parades 6 for alleged meter tampering, one for N13m fraud in Osun

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command has paraded six suspects for allegedly tampering with meters in their residences to circumvent appropriate payment for energy consumed.

The suspects, according to the command’s spokesperson, ASC Adeleke Kehinde were arrested at Ota-Efun area of Osogbo, during a joint operation of men of NSCDC and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC)

While parading the suspects at NSCDC state headquarters, Osogbo, Osun State, Commandant Agboola, Sunday said the suspects confessed to have committed the offence levelled against them.

He therefore called on members of the public to be a part of continuing efforts aimed at safeguarding critical national asset in their neighbourhoood by reporting activities of vandals to the Corps.

Also, one Sodiq Oriola Ayanleye,( m) 40 years old was paraded for collecting the sum of N13 million from one Samuel under the pretence of helping him to buy five plots of land at Ikorodu, Lagos State.

While making his confessional statement, the suspect said he collected the said amount but could not account for what he used the money for.

The NSCDC boss said, obtaining money under false pretence contravenes section 419 of the criminal code of conduct and section one of the advance fee fraud and other related offences 2006.

He assured members of the public that the suspects shall be prosecuted in a court of competent jurisdiction to serve as deterrent to others.

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