Police Burst a Syndicate Known for Job Racketeering
The Niger State Police Command has arrested and paraded a job syndicate run by a couple, and three accomplices for allegedly defrauding over 50 persons of monies worth over N10 million, for Enugu's fake employment at the National Examinations Council’s headquarters in Minna.
The syndicate, which was posing as NECO’s recruiting agents, was arrested at a hotel in Minna, Niger State, after a tip-off by the internal security network set up by NECO’s Registrar, Prof Ibrahim Wushishi.
Among those arrested are a 28-year-old woman, Patience Adamu, and her 48-year-old husband, Matthew Samson, residing in Minna. Others are 38-year-old Godwin Mathew, 35-year-old Emmanuel David, and 29-year-old Peter Samuel, all residents of Kaduna, in Kaduna State.
According to the Spokesperson of the Niger State Police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, Patience was arrested alongside her husband and three other suspects after a tip-off.
Abiodun further explained that during interrogation, Patience confessed that she had contacted about ten unsuspecting members of the public since the year 2020 till date for a job replacement offer at NECO with a payment of N500,000 each, adding that each of the victims made half payment and to pay you to balance after issuing them with appointment letters.
Speaking on the incident, the Spokesperson of NECO, Mr. Azeez Sani, urged the public not to seek NECO jobs through a third party, adding that if NECO is to employ, it would follow the normal channel which includes making it public through advertisement.