Senior immigration officer arrested over job scam




 

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has arrested one of the senior officers of the service; an Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, suspected to be behind cases of recruitment scam going on in the Service.

 

National Public Relations Officer of the Corps, Sunday James, confirmed this in a statement signed in Abuja Thursday, adding that his agency had commenced investigations into the ugly trend. ‎

According to the statement, the suspect is currently facing disciplinary action for allegedly defrauding innocent citizens, including lecturers and family members in Jos, Plateau state.

The statement said: “The Service has started swooping on and arresting these dubious elements who unfortunately include an Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, ACI. The ACI allegedly defrauded innocent citizens, including lecturers and family members in Jos. He is currently facing disciplinary action.”‎

‎The spokesperson ‎also expressed concern that desperate members of the public still fall prey to fraudsters’ nefarious activities in spite several warnings from the NIS.

 

NIS spokesman urged members of the public to disregard any request for payment for employment and report any such request to the NIS headquarters. ‎

 

He also urged members of the public to report any case of‎ extortion in the guise of securing employment in NIS to: [email protected] or call +234 (0)7080607900.

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