The Management of the National Youth Sevice Corps, NYSC, has reacted to the conviction of one Christopher Adetuberu, over cybercrime-related issues.
In a statement signed by Eddy Megwa, the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, Adetuberu’s action is disappointing and antithetical to what the NYSC stands for.
The NYSC backed the court ruling, insisting that it would serve as a deterrent to other members of the Scheme and Nigerian youths in general, who may want to engage in such criminal activity.
The NYSC maintained that Adetuberu’s action is not a paradigm for other Corps members and therefore does not represent the behavioural 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,” the statement added.
The NYSC management also wants members to know that it would never shield anyone who gets themselves involved in criminal activities or falls short of the law.
Bellnews Online reported earlier that a 28-year-old NYSC member currently serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Adetuberu was arrested by the Ilorin Zonal Command Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
He was nabbed over offences bordering on cyber-enabled crime in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital.
Adetuberu, who hails from Ilesha, Ilesha West Local Government Area of Osun State was arrested at Ogele area of Eyenkorin, Ilorin.
He was on Thursday jailed by Justice Ibrahim Yusuf of a Kwara State High Court in Ilorin.
He received a two-year sentence over internet fraud-related offences otherwise known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’.