Using a fake online identity, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, a Nasarawa State-born man has scammed scores of job seekers to the tune of N9 million, according to a statement by the police.
Rahman Nansel, spokesman for Nasarawa Police Command disclosed that the suspect has been issuing fake federal government employment letters to unsuspecting members of the public.
He would later be arrested by operatives of the command attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Nansel explained that the suspect has been impersonating the Nasarawa State Commissioner representing the state at Federal Character Commission, Barrister Mamman Toro Alakayi on social media promising job seekers juicy federal appointments after paying him a sum of money as a processing fee.
“The suspect has been posing on one of the social media platforms as Barr. Mamman Toro Alakayi fraudulently obtained money from members of the public under the guise of giving them employment at Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Correctional service, Independent National Electoral Commission and Federal Inland Revenue Service,” Nansel said.
He added that a search warrant was executed at his residence where two appointment letters from the National Taskforce (NATFORCE) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), six (6) documentation forms from the Nigerian Immigration Service all bearing different names were recovered from as exhibits.
The suspect, Nansel said, had confessed to the crime, adding he would be arraigned in court as soon as the investigation is over.