Job racketeer arrested at EFCC HQ gate | Dailytrust

Job racketeer arrested at EFCC HQ gate

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested one Umar Sale for allegedly attempting to defraud one Umar Mohammed Goniri over promises to offer him employment with the EFCC.

It was gathered that Sale was picked up by the security agents at the headquarters of the commission located at Jabi, Abuja, when he arrived to keep an appointment he had fixed with his victim.

The spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed Sale’s arrest, disclosed that the alleged job scammer was arrested at the agency’s visitors’ gate.

Uwujaren said the lid on the scam was blown, following a complaint by Goniri, that the suspect accosted him by the visitor’s entrance and requested N50,000 from him, to facilitate his employment with the EFCC.

He said the victim-to-be further told security agents that the suspect had scheduled another meeting with him later that day for him to pay the money requested.

“Following this information, he was asked to play along while operatives of the Commission mounted surveillance around the headquarters complex.

“When Sale turned up for the scheduled meeting, he was arrested as he received a marked $100 bill from the complainant.

“The suspect has admitted meeting with the complainant and offering to assist him get a job with the EFCC. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed,” Uwujaren explained.

He added the Commission is warning that it is currently not recruiting, saying the public is enjoined to disregard any claims of the existence of a recruitment portal or sale of recruitment forms for a purported EFCC Recruitment 2021.

“Recruitment exercises at the Commission are widely advertised in the mass media and applicants do not need to pay anybody to be employed in the EFCC,” he said.

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