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NSCDC arrests two suspected fraudsters in Bauchi

| February 15, 2013 More

THE Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Bauchi State command, has arrested two persons for allegedly defrauding people under the pretence of providing them with employment.

Parading the suspects along with two victims at the command’s headquarters yesterday in Bauchi, the state Commandant, Shuayb Jibril, said the fraudsters were capitalizing on unemployment situation in the country to defraud unsuspecting Job seekers.

He explained that the two suspects were arrested in two separate raids by men of the command following a tip off, when one of the victims, Suleman Abdu, came to the command with an appointment letter.

Jibril said the deal was exposed when Abdul was discovered to have carried a fake appointment letter during a documentation, which led to the arrest of the suspect, Hassan Abdulahi.

Hassan, who was paraded alongside another suspect, Yusuf Mohammed allegedly collected N50,000 from Abdu as part payment for N100,000 demanded by the suspect for employment.

Speaking to journalist, Hassan claimed that he added N30,000 to the N50,000 he collected from Abdu and sent N80,000 to one Segun and Rabilu at NSCDC Headquarters  in Abuja, who secured the appointment letter for Abdu with the promise to pay the balance of N20,000 when he assumes duty.

Another victim, Okechukwu Dike, alleged that Yusuf Mohammed demanded N150, 000 from him to assist his younger brother, who completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) last year with a job in the Civil Defence.

Okechukwu said he gave Yusuf an initiate deposit of N26,000 with a promise to pay the balance after he secure a job.

The NSCDC boss advised people to be cautious of fraudsters  who promise to help them secure jobs by demanding outrageous amount of  money.

Category: Bauchi State News

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