Four suspected fraudsters swindle Katsina job seekers of N30m

The DSS claimed that the suspects defrauded each of the jobseekers of N200,000 to N500,000.
Four suspected fraudsters swindle Katsina job seekers of N30m

Paraded supects

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The Katsina Command of Department of State Services, on Thursday paraded four men alleged to have defrauded job seekers of more than N30m.

The suspects were Rilwanu Tanwa, 40; Muhammed Yahaya, 46; Abdulrahman Salisu, 42 and Nura Musa, 35.

The agency said that it recovered from the suspects desktop and laptop computers, two flash drives, copies of fake appointment letters, transaction receipts, a commercial bank statement of account and four mobile phones.

The DSS claimed that the suspects defrauded each of the job seekers of N200,000 to N500,000.

The jobseekers were then subsequently issued fake appointment letters of the Katsina State Teaching Service Board and the State Universal Basic Education Board, respectively.

The accurate figure and details of the defrauded applicants were not provided, though the suspects were alleged to have confessed to committing the crime, THE PUNCH reports.

Also paraded on Thursday were three men who specialise in hacking the phone numbers of top government officials and politically exposed persons in the state to steal airtime “worth thousands of naira.”

The suspects were identified as Imarana Yusuf, 30; Abba Rabi’u, 25; and Ahmad Musa, 23.

The men were arrested at the Unguwan Sanusi area and Kwanan Farakwai village in the Kaduna North and Igabi local government areas of Kaduna State.

The DSS said it also recovered three mobile phones allegedly operated by the suspects to commit the crime.

The Director of Operations and Intelligence in the command, Suleiman Bello, who addressed the press during the parade, said, “All the suspects would be charged to court at the completion of investigation.”

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