The Chief Magistrates' Court in Dutse has sentenced three University graduates to three months imprisonment for possessing fake National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) call-up letters.
The suspects, Ale Oluwaseun, 25; Owolabi Saheed and Makinde Lanre, both aged 23, were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Kabir Lamido on one-count charge.
The prosecutor, Garba Abdul, told the court that the three men came to an NYSC Orientation Camp with the fake letters and pretended to be intending corps members, adding that an employee of the NYSC, Ejibunu Zachary, reported the case to the Kubwa police area command on June 26.
He said that the offence contravened Section 366 of the Penal Code.
The graduates pleaded guilty when the charge was read to them and begged for leniency, saying they were Nigerian graduates of the University of Cotonou, Benin Republic, desirous of serving their fatherland.
The suspects said a man who claimed to be an official of the NYSC, issued the letters to them when they were making enquiries about the scheme.
Lamido, however, gave each of them an option of N5,000 fine and warned them to desist from illegal acts.