A Bida, Niger State based politician and businessman, Mohammed Umar, who is alleged to have defrauded a person in a fake offer of employment, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
This was disclosed by the Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Uwujaren said Umar was arrested by operatives from the Cybercrime Section at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja on May 18, 2021.
He said the suspect’s arrest followed a petition from a victim whom he allegedly defrauded through a fake employment offer with the Nigeria Customs Service.
The anti-graft agency spokesman said, “Umar allegedly requested for the sum of N750, 000 from the victim to facilitate the employment.
“However, the victim gave him a deposit of N200, 000 and promised to pay the balance when he gets his appointment letter.
“The victim was issued an appointment letter, but upon presentation it was discovered to be fake. The distraught victim consequently petitioned the EFCC, leading to the arrest of the suspect.”
According to him, the suspect’s accomplice, one Alhaji Isa Musa is still at large.
He further said the suspect will be charged to court when investigation is concluded.