What could have led a man who has a job as a Senior Special Adviser to a state governor to engage in Convid-19 unemployment benefit scam? This is the sad reality of Abidemi Rufai who had decided to engage himself in the popular internet scam which is meant to provide essential provision to those whose source of livelihood had been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to report the former SSA has been arrested in the United States of America due to the role he allegedly played in scamming $350, 000 COVID-19 unemployment benefits despite having a job as a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state.
The criminal act in which he engaged led to his arrest at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last Friday, May 14, by federal agents as he's trying to exit the United States, he has since appeared in a US Federal court on Saturday, May 15, on charges of using the identities of not less than 100 Washington residents to steal more than $350,000 in unemployment benefits from the Washington State Employment Security Department during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
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