Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned two suspects who allegedly defrauded about 70 applicants of money with the false promise of securing employment for them.
Ukpa Ukete and Igwe Udensi have been arraigned at the Federal High Court in Enugu, for allegedly defrauding the applicants of N2 500 each.
The accused persons said they were chairman and secretary respectively of a multi-purposed investment co-operative and that their intention was to help unemployed people to secure jobs in government agencies, ministries and departments.
The counsel to the plaintiff, Innocent Mbachi, said that in January 2010, there were posters on Ziks Avenue, Enugu, asking people searching for jobs to call certain telephone numbers.
He said the victims called the numbers on the posters and were told to come to an office on the same Ziks Avenue with N2 500 on a certain day for the interview.
“After the interview, the organisers said that everybody was successful,” the counsel said.
He said the organisers told the applicants that the N2 500 was for their training and identity cards, adding that the date for the training would be announced soon through their various phone numbers.
Mbachi said the secretary of the co-operative introduced himself to the applicants as a retired EFCC officer.
– CAJ News
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