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FRSC personnel arraigned over alleged N673,000 fraud

KWARA, Nigeria – An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of a dismissed personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Tokunbo Ajisafe, accused of defrauding one Raji Jimoh of N673,000.

The prosecution counsel, Mr Kehinde Ajide, told the court that the defendant had presented himself as the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to the complainant.

Ajide said the dismissed personnel promised to help the complaint secure employment in the Corps and on the pretext collected varying amounts of money from him on different occasions.

According to him, when the matter was reported, investigation conducted by the Anti Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), revealed that Ajisafe had been dismissed from the corps since 2007.

The offence he said contravened Sections 320 and 168 of Penal Code Law and Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences Act, 2006.

Delivering Judgement, Magistrate Adam Idiagbon, ordered the remand of the defendant at Oke-Kura Correctional Centre, Ilorin.

He adjourned the case until Jan. 27 for mention, NAN reports.

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