A Nigerian woman has been nabbed by the police for swindling for allegedly duping over 50 job seekers of more than N10m.
The suspect Patience Adamu, 28, was arrested together with her husband and three other suspects.
In the words of the Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the suspects collected N500,000 each from some of the unsuspecting victims for a job replacement offer at the National Examination Council (NECO) Headquarters.
“On 20/05/2022, based on a tip-off that suspected syndicate of job scammers(s) were sighted at a hotel in Minna, documenting some applicants for placement into the National Examination Council (NECO) Headquarters Minna. On the receipt of this information, police operatives swung into action and arrested the following suspects: Patience Adamu, 28, Mathew Samson, 48, Godwin Matthew, 35, Emmanuel David, 35m and Peter Samuel, 29.
During interrogation, Patience confessed that she had contacted about ten unsuspecting members of the public since the year 2020 to date for a job replacement offer at NECO with a payment of #500,000 each. She confessed further that each of the victims made half payment and paid the balance after issuing them with an appointment letter.
However, she claimed to have arranged fake documentation for the victims as one of them was pressurizing for the next stage of the job placement, while she invited three persons from Kaduna State in conspiracy with her husband, Mathew Samson to carry out the fake documentation.
She said she intended to raise money for business purposes and to refund the victims afterwards and that she has no employment offer at NECO or anywhere.
In the course of the investigation, over 50 victims have been discovered to have fallen into this act of job racketeering with an amount of over N10m swindled.”