Following the conviction of Christopher Adetuberu, the Corps Member who was charged with internet fraud activities in Ilorin, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has charged Corps Members to exhibit at all times the positive ideals the Scheme stands for.
This was contained in a statement issued by the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Eddy Megwa on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
The statement read in part: “Management of the National Youth Sevice Corps notes with disappointment the conviction of Corps Member Christopher Adetuberu, arising from his involvement in cybercrime, a shameful act that is antithetical to the ideals and image of the National Youth Service Corps.
“While the Scheme unreservedly upholds the judgment of the court which doubtlessly will serve as deterrent to other Nigerians of like minds, it however restates that the action of the convict is not a paradigm for other Corps Members; therefore does not represent the behavioral disposition of an average Corps Member.
“Accordingly, Management enjoins all Corps Members to exhibit at all times the ideals of patriotism, humility, selfless service, discipline, among others which the Scheme stands for.
“Let it be known that the Scheme shall never shield any member of the Service Corps that falls short of the law”.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had disclosed that Justice Ibrahim Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court on Thursday, sentenced Adetuberu Christopher Adetoyese to two years imprisonment for internet-related fraud offences.
Adetuberu, a corps member currently serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, forfeited a House, Car, N9m to the Federal Government.