By; BENEDICT SUNDAY, Kaduna.
In a bid to rid Kaduna State of fraudsters and other forms of criminals, the Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested a suspect whose name is given as Isiya Musa aka Lecturer for impersonating as a Director in one of the state agencies and extorting money from unsuspecting victims to offer them appointment.
Musa, 25, who hails from Angwan Mallamai-Maigana, Soba Local Government Area, was arrested by operatives of the Corps on the 16/2/2016, following a report on his antics.
Investigations by the Corps have revealed that Musa is a drop-out from a College of Education in the state.
He has been found with many incriminating documents such as fake letters of appointment and complimentary cards of highly placed personalities.
It has been further uncovered that at the time of his arrest, the suspect had succeeded in cheating and extorting money from an unsuspecting victim to offer appointment to four of his children.
The suspect confessed during interrogation that he collected money from the victim to ‘help’ him secure appointment for four of his children at Kaduna State Transport, Environmental Law Enforcement Agency (KASTELLEA).
“Two months ago, I went to one Ibrahim, a messenger at KASTELLEA who told me that one man gave him money to secure job at KASTELLEA for his children numbering four,” Musa narrated.
The suspect continued that “Ibrahim requested for my assistance to compose a text message to the four notifying them of their success in securing employment at KASTELLEA and I obliged.”
Upon the conviction that four applicants were offered appointments through the suspect’s connection, the suspect lured his victim again and he succumbed to pay for a Personal Assistant vacancy at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
On receipt of the second payment, the suspect revealed he forged an appointment letter for the victim indicating that he was appointed as Personal Assistant to the Executive Director of SEMA.
The suspect however explained that the letter would be issued on completion of the verification exercise of Kaduna State civil servants.
Reacting to the incident, State Commandant of the Corps, Alhaji Modu Bunu, said the suspect will be charged to court and prosecuted for forgery, impersonation, criminal conspiracy and cheating.
The Commandant assured that the Corps will do everything legally possible to apprehend and sanction suspected accomplices connected to the KASTELLEA job saga.
Bunu has warned members of the public to be aware of criminals who perpetrate evil acts like job racketeering, tricksters, land speculators, kidnappers and ritualists among others.
While calling on all residents of the state to be security conscious by reporting suspicious persons and acts, the Commandant has pledged the readiness of the NSCDC to maintain a conducive security atmosphere with the support of the state government.