ICPC detains 4 immigration job scammers over N.9m

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has detained four members of a job racket syndicate that specialises in tricking unsuspecting Nigerians to part with money with a promise to secure jobs for them with the Nigeria Immigration Service, which issues visas to Nigerians and foreigners alike.

The suspects include Jibrin Babagana, 42 years old; Ado Abdu, 61; Sabo Abdullahi, 52 and Salisu Abubakar, 35.

They were arrested by men of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Kano and handed over to ICPC for issuing scam NIS employment letters.

A statement, made available at the weekend by the Spokesperson for the ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa said preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects defrauded six persons to the tune of N900,000 by assuring them of employment at the cost of N150,000 each.

Okoduwa, however, said that the suspects had been granted bail by the commission but that they would only be released on meeting the bail conditions while the investigation to unravel the extent of their crime would continue.

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