13 February 2013

Nigeria: NSCDC Arrests Two Suspected Fraudsters in Bauchi

Bauchi — The Bauchi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested two persons for allegedly defrauding people under the pretence of providing them with employment.

Parading the suspects along side two victims at the command headquarters, Wedneday, in Bauchi, the state Commandant, Shuayb Jibril, said the fraudsters capitalized on unemployment situation in the country to collect money from desperate job seekers.

According to the commandant, the two suspects were arrested in two separate raids by men of the command following tip off when one of the victims, Suleman Abdul, came to the command with an appointment letter.

Jibril said the cover was blown open when Abdu was discovered to carry a fake appointment letter during documentation which subsequently led to the arrest of the other suspect, Hassan Abdulahi.

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

Speaking to journalists, 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.

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