The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Hajiya Hadiza Umar Abubakar for allegedly defrauding a job seeker, Nuraddeen Abubakar, of N3million with a promise to secure employment for him with the commission.
A statement issued by the Spokesman for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, said “the suspect was arrested in a bank she sent her son to make a transaction, unaware that the EFCC had placed a Post No Debit (PND) on all her accounts.”
The spokesman said that with the detention of her son at the bank premises, the real suspect showed up and was promptly taken in by EFCC operatives who had arrived the premises of the bank in time to await her arrival.
“The suspect had charged her victim a whopping N6 million, which she claimed would enable her to secure a job for him in the EFCC,” Oyewale said.
“A part-payment of N3 million was made into the suspect’s account by the victim on October 29, 2019, while the balance was to be paid after the victim had received his employment letter, which she promised to deliver two weeks from the date of first payment with November 7, 2019, as the due date.”
In his petition to the EFCC, the victim, who revealed that he came in contact with the suspect, through her son, stated that he had not received the promised EFCC Employment Letter from the suspect, nine months after making the part payment to her.
The commission indicated that the suspect would soon be charged to court.
This is coming three days after a popular Instagram celebrity, Linus Williams Ifejika, known as Bitcoin Lord, was arrested for Internet fraud by operatives of Enugu State zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).