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Adamawa: Police arrests 3 for defrauding job seekers

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The Adamawa State Police Command say it has arrested three members of a syndicate who specialise in demanding and extorting money from innocent citizens by issuing them fake letters of employment.

The State spokesperson of the Command, SP Suleiman Ngurore, in a statement in Yola said the Command received a complaint from Dr. Suleiman Saidu Bashir, Executive Chairman of the Adamawa State Primary Health Care Agency (ADSPHCA), that certain individuals were impersonating Adamawa State Government on the subject matter.

SP Ngurore explained that based on that report the Commissioner of Police, CP Dankombo Morris, directed the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Intelligence, to investigate and report.

He explained that the action led to the apprehension of the following suspects, Muhammed Ahmed Attahir, 31years and Abdulrahman Bashir Ahmad, 23years, both residents of Rabe Street, Bako ward, Yola South Local Government Area.

He noted that further investigation led to the arrest of Bello Suleiman, 59, a staff officer at the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Yola, for aiding the crime.

The state image maker further disclosed that, “so far the culprits and their collaborators were alleged to have issued fake letters of appointment to over 10 victims, collecting ₦400,000 from each and were directed to a certain office at the Fiscal Responsibility Commission for their alleged data capture.

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