NSCDC parades man over N95m employment scam

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 24th, 2014
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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) paraded yesterday a suspected job racketeer kingpin for allegedly defrauding  job seekers of N955 million.

NSCDC spokesman Emmanuel Okeh, who briefed reporters said: “Michael Ogun (44)  was arrested at his home in new Nyanyan, Abuja, where he allegedly perpetrated his nefarious activities.

“The suspect opened a Facebook account in the name of the NSCDC commandant general asking applicants to pay for recruitment.

“He has defrauded  applicants seeking for employment into the Corps, Customs, Immigration and other services of N403, 624, 992.”

“Other fraudulent financial transactions  amount to $950, 000 and other transaction involving money laundering  amount to N552, 371, 901.50”

“Therefore, from different fraudulent accounts, N955, 996, 893.50 was said to have passed through his bank accounts.”

According to Okeh, the suspect printed fake employment letters of various agencies, including the Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service and Customs and issued same to his victims by urging them to report for documentation.

These job applicants  were posted to Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

He said Ogun will be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The NSCDC warned the public that the Commandant General, Dr. Ade Abolurin, nor the Corps has any Facebook account for recruitment.

But Ogun denied the allegation.

He said:“I’m completely demoralised; I did not do those things.

“All these things that were said about me, I am surprised to hear them.

“There is someone behind this; I want the person to come forward.

“ It is a set-up, the person who set me up is an NSCDC official.

“The laptop taken from my house,belongs to my managing director.”


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