Herbal Medicine Vendors Dupe Jobseekers In Borno
By Concise News Correspondent
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno state says it has apprehended three herbal medicine vendors who disguised as employers to defraud unemployed youths.
According to commandant of the corps Ibrahim Abdullahi, the suspects were arrested on 14 February at Kofar Shehu area, Maiduguri.
He said the culprits posed as employers of labour and tried to dupe unemployed youths by taking money from them and promising to give them jobs.
“Their nefarious activities were reported by two of the victims (names withheld) who said that they had collected about N5,000 each from them for a job.
” One of the victims told the command that he was asked to bring about N17,000 to register for the Job.
“He asked about the type of job and they said he should not worry when he registered, they would tell him about the job,” he said.
How the suspects carried out the act
The commandant said the suspects were using some fake documents from a Korea Company, Neo Life, with a Nigerian Coat of Arms, which was not registered by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
“The employers’ address they gave were also fake as most of them denied having anything to do with them.
“So far, we have recovered about 300 forms attached with money and passport of people they have registered.
“The command, therefore, warns youths who are seeking for employment to be wary of criminal elements hiding under any guise to defraud people,” said Abdullahi.