The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kogi State, has paraded one Faruk Abdullahi for the procurement of fake employment letter of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Authority NIMASA to Sule Abdullahi at the cost of two million naira.
Also paraded were pastor Chimezie who collected one Million naira from AbdulBanu Ibrahim with the intent to help him invest in coal mining business, while Atahiru Abuh was nabbed for failing to sell a. Car to Aishat Abuh after collecting the sum of one Million , Seven hundred naira.
While parading the culprits at the command headquarters in Lokoja, on Wednesday, the Assistant Commandant General, Ahmad Ahmad Ghandi said the arrest was made after series of complaints by the victims.
He said, on discreet investigation, the employment letter procured for one Sule Nurudeen Darlington by Faruk Abdul , male, 31 , proved to be fake which prompted the command to swiftly swing into action with his arrest in his hide out in the state.
He added that on receipt of the complaint, by AbdulBanu Ibrahim that one pastor Chimezie has swindled him of his hard earned one million naira which he invested with the suspect for coal mining business, swung into action and got him arrested from hideout in Ankpa, Kofi state while Atahiru Kebi was whisked from his hideout at Anambra state for his failure to deliver a car to Aishat Abuh after he had collected over One Million Seven hundred naira for the transaction.
ACG Ghandi said , all the suspects have confessed to the crimes and promised to prosecute them after the completion of investigation.
Speaking to Independent on the sideline , Faruk Abdullahi , male, 31, who hailed from Kano. said , he was only a go between that he only handed over the money and the victim to one officer who worked the NIMASA but, could not trace whereby as he has retired from service.
Also, Atahiru Kebi accused of not delivery the car after he might have collected over one one million ,Seven hundred naira , said, the complainant was his mother in-law and that the money was not solely meant to buy her a car but monies collected for medical bills of his wife and family support.
He added that, it was when his business began to crash and unable to fend for his family with heavy debts that he decided to relocate to Anambra state before he was arrested and brought to kogi state.
He pleaded with the mother in law to temper justice with mercy promising to deliver the car when his business picked up again.
In the same token, pastor Chimezie did not deny the allegation, but noted that the money was to be used to hire excavator and for the registration of mining licence, which requires a long process. He said , he has contacted his accomplices for the new development and promise to resolve the matter amicably with the victim.
Meanwhile, ACG Ghandi assured the people of the state the commitment of the command to stamp out crimes and criminality and urged citizens to avail the corps useful information that will lead to the arrest of predatory elements.