The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives have arrested one Hassan Babangida Hassan for alleged criminal conspiracy, employment scam and forgery.
Man Who Claimed To Be Employment Agent And Defrauded Job Seeker Of N14m Arrested By EFCC
EFCC disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday, September 21 by its Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren.
According to the statement, Hassan was arrested in Kano, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 based on alleged fraudulent claims of being an employment agent that could secure jobs for applicants in different ministries and parastatals.
The statement reads, “He allegedly defrauded an applicant, Usman Rilwan, of the sum of N14,950, 000( Fourteen Million, Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira), in the guise of getting a paid job for him.
“Rilwan alleged that he paid the suspect the money as a “facilitation fee” to “process” the offer of the job. Hassan allegedly issued his victim an appointment letter, which , upon presentation was discovered to be fake
“The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported how a man who posed as an air force officer to defraud a job applicant in the sum of N300k was remanded in Kuje prison.