Civil servant flee, another arrested over employment scam in Kano

An employee of the Kano State Agency for Mass Education, Tijjani Alaramma, is on the run, while his colleague, Abubakar Jibril, 33, is in custody of the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for allegedly selling fake employment letters to unsuspecting jobseekers.

Public Relations Officer of the command, Ibrahim Idris, in a statement on Wednesday said Jibril, who lives at Dorawar Na’abba in the Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of the state, was apprehended on Monday after the command received information about his alleged activities.

The statement read in part, “The suspect specialises in defrauding members of the public by promising to secure employment for them in the NSCDC and by downloading fake application forms of the NSCDC for them.

“He usually collect N10,000 each for every application form from members of the public and used to promise his victims that very soon, training would begin in Plateau State.”

Idris said investigation was ongoing and as soon as it was concluded, the suspect would be charged.


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