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Man Arrested For Scamming Job Seekers Of #1.9m In Ondo State

A 44-year-old man has been arrested by Nigeria, NSCDC, Ondo State Command, for allegedly defrauding desperate job seekers in the state.

The suspect, Ayodele Ige, who said he was a notorious swindler, had been on the wanted list of the command after series of complaints against him by his victims.

Before his arrest by the Counter-terrorism Unit of the Command, Ige, living in Okuta Elerinla Estate, Akure, had collected #1.9m from his victims.

According to the suspect, who confessed to the crime while being paraded at the NSCDC headquarters, Alagaka, Akure, he said he used to operate with a network of connections, to get its victims, as well as an aide to a top Government official.

He also claimed he was able to fraudulently collect the sum of #1.9m from the victims between November 2019 and May 2020 in exchange for a job offer.

Talking about the development, the State Commander, Hammed Abodenrin Abubakar stated that, following the subsequent investigation after his arrest, it was announced that the Ige took a sum of #1.3M by bank transfer to his personal account number, First Bank 2024392758.

The commander also maintained that, the suspect in his statement disclosed that, some of the proceeds of the crime was sent to one Mr Adu for the job slot for NDLEA, Federal jobs and Civil Defence.

The suspect, who also collected credentials from his victims was accused of threatening them after they made an initial move to raise alarm.

While stating that the suspect will be charged, for the violation of Section 112 of the 2006 Criminal Code Act and other extant laws upon the expiration of the ongoing investigation, the NSCDC Commandant, urged the people and desperate job hunters to refrain from giving money to fraudsters to avoid being swindled.

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