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Navy nabs recruitment fraudster in Abuja

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Jude Johnson 

 

The Nigerian Navy has arrested a 27 year old man, Yohanna Ahmadu, a recruitment fraudster for allegedly attempting to defraud one Mr. Adamu Ibrahim during the last nationwide recruitment exercise.

 

The Commander Naval unit Abuja, Commodore Gbolahan Olubode–Fazaz in his briefing on Friday, stated that the suspect charged his victim the sum of N50,000.00 promising him enlistment into the Nigerian Navy and directed the victim to the Nigerian Air Force Base Kaduna, promising that his ‘boss’ will assist in the exercise

 

According to Olubode-Fazaz, Ahmadu was said to have collected the victim’s passport photograph, photocopies of credentials and urine sample for a fake test.

 

He said: “The suspect demanded for the sum of N50, 000.00 from his victim before releasing a fake Nigerian Navy appointment letter which he will use to report for the training at the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School, Onne, Port Harcourt.

 

“But luck ran out of him when the victim called a Naval personnel complaining of this extortion and was directed to play along by promising to pay the amount upon their return to Abuja, where he was lured to a Diamond Bank branch in Kubwa and was  arrested,” he said.

 

He said that the suspect has been handed over to the police for further investigation and possible prosecution.

 

In a statement, the Director of Information (DINFO), Capt. Suleman Dahun, said that recruitment into the Navy and other military Service is free of charge and interested Nigerians should beware of fake recruitment websites

 


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