Abuja - Taraba State police have arrested 21 suspects impersonating members of Emergency Rescue Team (ETR),Elites Community Initiative Corps of Nigeria (ECICN) and United Nigeria Chaplaincy (UNC).
Among those arrested include retired security personnel from the Nigeria Customs, State Security Service (SSS) and the Nigerian Police Force.
The suspects have allegedly been defrauding members of the public their money with the false promise of employment.
In a statement made available to journalists early Friday evening in Jalingo, the state capital, the Commissioner of Police in the state Jubril Adeniji, said more than 20 suspects were arrested for operating an illegal organization in the state.
The police commissioner added that the fake operators succeeded in extorting large sums of monies, which could not be ascertained, from the desperate unemployed youths who had high hopes of securing employment.
He said among items recovered from the arrested persons were identity cards, rubber stamps, membership application forms, certificates of incorporation, training kits, uniforms and recruitment files.
He urged parents to warn their children who are desperate to get employed to be careful and to make proper enquiry about organizations offering to give them employment.
“Any person or group involved in the floating of illegal organization or establishment of illegal security outfits will be arrested and prosecuted for extortion, illegal training on combat operation and organizing unlawful assembly in the state,” said Adeniji.
– CAJ News