NSCDC arrests ex-scribe of local education authority over N2.5m fraud

 
Mon Sep 11th, 2017 - Borno
 

The Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said it arrested one Bulama Bukar, a former Local Education Authority Secretary over alleged fraud of N2.5 million.

The state Commandant, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the disclosure while presenting the suspect to the public on Monday in Maiduguri.

Abdullahi said the suspect allegedly collected various sums of money from 65 youths under the pretence of offering them teaching employment.

He said that the suspect was arrested along with three other accomplices on August 2.

He gave names of the other suspects as Bukar Muhammad, Sale Abdulhameed and Angili Sunday, all former staff of the Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), in Munguno Local Government Area of the state.

“The suspects confessed to have collected between N60, 000 and N80, 000 from each of the 65 job seekers.

“The case was first reported to the command by one of the suspects, Bukar Muhammad, after he escaped being lynched by the victims.

“The youths who were holders of the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), confronted one of the suspects after they failed to scale through the ongoing workers verification exercise conducted by the Borno State Government,” he said.

Abdullahi said that the affected youths were offered fake employment into the state civil service, assuring that an investigation into the case was still in progress.

The commandant cautioned youth to be wary of swindlers who exploit the situation to defraud prospective job seekers.

Speaking to journalists, Muhammad confessed to have served as an intermediary between the ex-scribe and the job seekers.

“I was mobilising and collecting money from the job seekers. We asked them to open accounts and at a time, we paid N10, 000 each to 13 of the youths just to encourage them and raise their hope in the exercise”.

The Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said it arrested one Bulama Bukar, a former Local Education Authority Secretary over alleged fraud of N2.5 million.

The state Commandant, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the disclosure while presenting the suspect to the public on Monday in Maiduguri.

Abdullahi said the suspect allegedly collected various sums of money from 65 youths under the pretence of offering them teaching employment.

He said that the suspect was arrested along with three other accomplices on August 2.

He gave names of the other suspects as Bukar Muhammad, Sale Abdulhameed and Angili Sunday, all former staff of the Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), in Munguno Local Government Area of the state.

“The suspects confessed to have collected between N60, 000 and N80, 000 from each of the 65 job seekers.

“The case was first reported to the command by one of the suspects, Bukar Muhammad, after he escaped being lynched by the victims.

“The youths who were holders of the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), confronted one of the suspects after they failed to scale through the ongoing workers verification exercise conducted by the Borno State Government,” he said.

Abdullahi said that the affected youths were offered fake employment into the state civil service, assuring that an investigation into the case was still in progress.

The commandant cautioned youth to be wary of swindlers who exploit the situation to defraud prospective job seekers.

Speaking to journalists, Muhammad confessed to have served as an intermediary between the ex-scribe and the job seekers.

“I was mobilising and collecting money from the job seekers. We asked them to open accounts and at a time, we paid N10, 000 each to 13 of the youths just to encourage them and raise their hope in the exercise”.

 
 

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source: Vanguard