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APC demands arrest of '419' scammers

12 May 2015, 18:21

Abuja – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged security agencies and the telecommunications service providers to bring to book scammers that have been defrauding Nigerians through non-existent jobs in a defunct APC Screening Committee.

National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the call has become necessary because the scammers have persisted in their fraudulent ways, despite previous warnings by the party for them to desist.

“These ‘419ners’ have a telephone number, 08107400745, an email address

(apcscreeningcommittee@gmail.com) and a front (Dr. Favour Idiodie), who is supposedly the Screening Committee Secretary. It should therefore not be difficult for the security agencies, working with the service providers, to fish them out and to make them face the full wrath of the law,” Mohammed said.

He repeated the party’s earlier warning, contained in a statement issued recently that Nigerians must be aware of such fraudulent claims.

The party has not set up any committee to which Nigerians should submit their CVs for screening and possible federal appointments, Metuh said.

“As we wrote in our earlier statement, even when it is obvious that those behind this appointment scam are merely seeking to swindle innocent Nigerians, some desperate and gullible persons may still fall prey to their evil machinations, hence we have decided to once again alert Nigerians,” the APC spokesman said.

He said any information concerning appointments into federal posts would be duly communicated to Nigerians at the appropriate time through the usual communication channels. 



- CAJ News


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