By Adenitan Akinola

A School Teacher,  Olaleye Oluseyi who impersonated the Officer of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) has been dragged before an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court in Osun State 

The defendant who was brought to the court by the detectives of Osun State Police Command alleged of fraudulently obtaining the sum of N112,000 from one Mr Taiwo Victor while pretending to be a DSS operative. 

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun, told the court that Oluseyi committed the crime sometime in the month of November 2022, at Ota- Efun area, Osogbo Osun State.

He informed the court that the defendant did with intent to defraud, having presented himself as a member of the Department of State Services (DSS) to defraud one Taiwo Victor, 

Elisha added that Oluseyi unlawfully obtained the sum of 112,000 from same Taiwo Victor with the pretence of recruiting him into the Department of State Services (DSS).

The Prosecutor further alleged that the offence committed by the defendant is contrary to and punishable under Section 488, 419, 399(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 vol II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

The defendant standing trial on a three-count-charge pleaded not guilty to the charge slammed against him.

Counsel to the defendant, Mr Tunbosun Oladipupo urged the court to exercise discretion and admits his client to bail. 

“I urged my lord to exercise discretion and grant  the defendant bail  in a most liberal term.” 

However, Magistrate A.K Ajala, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.

Ajala further said that  the surety address must be verified by the Investigating Police Officer (IPO).

He, thereafter, adjourned the matter till of March 18  2023.

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