Daily Trust (Abuja)

13 February 2013

Nigeria: Fake Recruitment Syndicate Hits Navy

The police headquarters in Abuja yesterday said its detectives have arrested a gang led by a retired naval personnel conducting fake recruitments into the navy.

Police spokesman Frank Mba said Emmanuel David Audu, a dismissed naval personnel, residing at Block 'F' Room 20, Abacha Barracks, Abuja, who is the leader of the gang and two others, Adegoke Musbahu and Idowu Abraham were arrested on February 7, by the policemen in Benue State.

"The three suspects claimed to be naval officers involved in recruitment exercise for the navy.

"At the time of their arrest, eleven persons already hoodwinked into believing they were on the verge of being recruited into the Nigerian Navy were found with them. Items recovered from them include: two laptops computers, three naval uniforms, one naval Identity Card bearing the name of the syndicate leader, documents capturing names of candidates and the sum of one hundred thousand (N100,000.00), which Emmanuel David Audu admitted he collected from their victims at the rate ranging from N10,000 to N20,000 per candidate.

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