By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A middle aged man, identified as Adeyemi Agboola was on Wednesday arrested by the Oyo State Government for selling fake recruitment forms for Operation Amotekun.
New Nigerian gathered that the middle aged man, a cyber cafe operator in Oyo township was arrested along Durbar Stadium road, Oyo township with eleven fake recruitment forms.
It was learnt that the middle aged man was until his arrest selling the forms to unsuspected victims at the rate of N500 per copy, and was at the same time assuring them of assisting them in getting Amotekun job.
When arrested, Adeyemi claimed that he only utilized the opportunity to extort the victims only for one of his victims to be arrested with the fake form at the venue of the screening.
The Commandant of the Amotekun operations, Colonel Olayanju Olayinka (Rtd) said the middle aged man would face the law, saying, “it is very unfortunate that people can still take advantage of others on recruitment exercise just because the victims are unlettered, we shall dig more to know the number of victims that have fallen for the antics pf this man”.
Col Olayinka (rtd) disclosed that the middle aged man has been handed over to the appropriate prosecuting agency, asking members of the public to be wary of individuals that would always want to take advantage of others in the society because the victims were educationally deficient.
“We have handed him over to the appropriate prosecuting security agency, he shall serve as a deterrence to others that might want to thread this bad way, the State government has been working non-stop to alleviate poverty and sundry social issues affecting our people, but we will not allow the common people be cheated by those who think they are cunning.”
Colonel Olayinka asked those interested in joining Amotekun from other zones in the state to desists from cutting corners and be very wary of the cyber operators they patronize for registration.
The screening exercise team proceeded to Ogbomoso zone for the exercise that would hold on Thursday 24th of September 2020 at Ogbomoso Township stadium while Ogbomoso North and South participants would be screened on Friday 25th, September, while the screening of participants from Surulere local government was billed to hold on Saturday the 26th of September 2020 also at the Ogbomoso Township stadium.ENDS.