Man nabbed for ‘defrauding job seekers’

The police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have arrested and arraigned one Faruk Usman of Tipper Garage before an Upper Area Court in Karu, for
Defrauding job seekers.

The police prosecutor, Israel Nanpan, told the court that the accused defrauded at least three unsuspecting person by arranging fake recruitment into the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
He Okwueze Fidelis, Iliya Peter and Abundaga Emmanuel, residents of Mararaba, reported the matter at the Nyanya Police Station on December 10, 2013.

Nanpan said the accused and one Habibu Abdullahi of Suleja, Niger, (now at large) collected various sums of money from the complainants to get them employed in to the Nigeria Customs Service.

The prosecutor said they collected the sum of N500,000; N 450, 000 and N350, 000 respectively from the complainants and instead of securing the employment as promised, they converted the money totalling N1.3 million to their personal use.
According to him, the offences of joint act, impersonation and cheating committed by the accused contravened sections 79, 132 and 322 of the Penal Code.
Usman pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The judge, Umar Kagarko, granted bail to the accused of Tipper Garage, Abuja, in the sum of N200,000 with a surety in like sum, who must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.
The matter was adjourned till April 23, 2014, for hearing.