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Bail for fake customs service recruiter

15 February 2014, 15:33

Abuja -  An Upper Area Court in Karu, Abuja, on Friday granted bail to the man accused of defrauding  three job seekers by arranging  fake recruitment into the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

The judge, Umar Kagarko, granted bail to Faruk Usman of Tipper Garage, Abuja, in the sum of N200 000 with a surety in like sum, who must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.

The police prosecutor, Israel Nanpan, told the court that Okwueze Fidelis, Iliya Peter and Abundaga Emmanuel, residents of Mararaba, reported the matter Nyanya Police Station on December 10, 2013.

Nanpan said the accused and one Habibu Abdullahi of Suleja, Niger, whose whereabouts was unknown, collected various sums of money from the complainants to get them employed in to the Nigeria Customs Service.

Nanpan said they collected the sum of N500 000, N450 000 and N350 000 respectively from the complainants.

"Instead of securing the employment as promised, they converted the money totalling N1.3 million to their personal use," the prosecutor said.

He also said the offences of joint act, impersonation and cheating committed by the accused contravened sections 79, 132 and 322 of the Penal Code.

The accused person, however, denied the charges and the matter was adjourned to April 23 for hearing.

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