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Published On: Fri, Feb 9th, 2018

Job racketeering: NSCDC parades suspects, fake recruitment forms

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Stories by Stanley Onyekwere

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), FCT Command has paraded suspected fraudsters and vandal, along with fake recruitment forms bearing the logo of the Corps.
Our correspondent reports that while one involved in vandalism, two are fraudsters involved in deceiving unsuspecting members of the public that they have the capacity to secure jobs in various places.
Briefing newsmen, Commandant in charge of the NSCDC, FCT Command, Patrick Ukpan disclosed that the suspects were caught in possession of fake NSCDC recruitment forms and suspected military documents, with which they extort money from people.
He added that the gang has been on with the nefarious activity in the FCT, and they make extensive use of the social media to deceive unsuspecting people.
The FCT-NSCDC boss said it was based on the tip off they received from the public, which was followed up, leading to the successful arrest of the fraudsters.
According to him, “investigation is still on as regards their activities, we have some victims assisting us; and by the time we conclude the investigation they will be prosecuted in the law court.
“What they do is getting the attention of unsuspecting members of the public, making them believing that they have the capacity to give them employment.
“That’s why we always urge members of the public to alert security operatives on any suspicious activity taking place within their environment.”
Furthermore, he reiterated that the Corps are not embarking on any recruitment exercise now, and advised people to always seek clarifications through the appropriate channel.
“We want to advise members of the public that the NSCDC is not carrying out any recruitment, and if the Corps is going to embark on any recruitment exercise it will be publicized in both electronic and print media, you won’t see it in the social media,” he stressed.
However, the suspects, who unanimously claimed that it was the first they were involved in the alleged criminality, denied extorting money from people.

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