Job hunting is a daunting task, and in today's competitive job market, it's not uncommon for job seekers to fall victim to scams promising to secure jobs for them. Unfortunately, this was the case for three individuals who were allegedly duped of N1.2m by a 28-year-old man named Ekene Itodo. The incident has led to Itodo's arraignment in an Ejigbo Magistrate's Court in Lagos State on five counts bordering on conspiracy, fraud, and breach of peace.
According to the prosecutor, ASP Benedict Aigbokhan, Itodo and one person currently at large committed the offences on Ayerowi Street, Igando, Lagos, on January 30 and February 6, 2023. The prosecutor stated that Itodo fraudulently obtained N550,000 from one Mr Benedict Okon, N500, 000 from one Mr Sampon Sunday, and N170,000 from one Felix Musa. Itodo allegedly promised the complainants job placements in exchange for the money, but he failed to deliver and instead converted the money to personal use.
Itodo has pleaded not guilty to the charges. His defense team has argued that their client is innocent and parting with any money or sensitive information. Additionally, individuals should report any suspicious job offers or scams to the relevant authorities to prevent others from falling prey to these schemes. It's essential to hold scammers accountable for their actions to deter future occurrences and protect vulnerable individuals seeking employment.
Finally, the case against Itodo serves as a reminder that no one is above the law, and justice will prevail for victims of fraudulent activities. It is imperative for the judicial system to continue to hold individuals accountable for their actions to ensure that justice is served and deter others from committing similar crimes in the future. The case against Itodo will continue, and we can only hope that justice will be served for the victims of this unfortunate incident.
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