EFCC arrests woman over N3m employment scam
A woman who allegedly defrauded a job seeker of N3 million on the pretext of assisting him secure employment in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been arrested by the anti-graft agency.
In a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, the spokesman of the Commission, Dele Oyewale, said the suspect was arrested through her son who she sent to a branch of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) to make a transaction for her.
Oyewale explained that not knowing that EFCC had placed a Post No Debit (PND) on all her accounts, the suspect sent her son who was detained until she arrived in the bank and was arrested.
The suspect had charged her victim a whopping N6 million, which she claimed was to enable her secure a job for him in the EFCC.
“A part-payment of N3 million was made into the suspect’s account by the victim on Oct. 29, 2019, while the balance was to be paid after the victim had received his employment letter.
“She could not keep to her promise to deliver the appointment letter in two weeks from the date of the part payment, which was Nov. 7, 2019, ” he said.
The victim, Nuraddeen Abubakar in his petition to the EFCC revealed that he came in contact with the suspect through her son.
“The victim stated that he has not received the promised EFCC employment letter from the suspect nine months after making the part payment to her.
The EFCC spokesman said the suspect will soon be charged to court.