The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a dismissed soldier, Kabir Adamu and his accomplice, Hashimu Mohammed Zakari for allegedly engaging in employment fraud.
Adamu who was picked by the Nigerian Army named Zakari as his accomplice, leading to the latter’s arrest in Kano.
A statement released from the commission’s media and publicity department revealed that Adamu was arrested, following series of complains against him from several of his victims whom he offered recruitment into the Nigerian Army.
Items recovered from the suspects include a Nigerian Army identity card, charms and 7 copies of photo album of the Nigerian Battalions who participated in Peace Keeping/Support Operations in Liberia and Sudan.
Adamu was discovered to be carrying a Nigerian Army identity card bearing the name of one Idris Salisu who is also a military personnel. However, the suspect was said to have removed the picture of the bearer and affixed his own passport photograph on the I.D card.
Upon interrogation, Adamu claimed he found the ID card in a wallet he picked up in Lagos.
Further investigation into the suspect’s fraudulent activities revealed that the suspect defrauded his victims by extracting their phone numbers from the photo album and calling them to send their relatives for special recruitment exercise. Those who took the bait by sending their relatives became victims as they were defrauded and left stranded.
On conclusion of the preliminary investigation by the Nigerian Army, the suspects have been transferred to the commission’s office in Kano for further investigation.
Meanwhile, Adamu who was dismissed from the army for unstated offense had been convicted and served one year jail term.
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