Katsina job fraudsters arrested for duping applicants of N30m, airtime thieves nabbed

 Katsina job fraudsters arrested for duping applicants of N30m, airtime thieves nabbed
On Thursday, the Katsina State Command of the Department of State Services paraded four persons accused of defrauding job applicants of more than N30 million.

Rilwanu Tanwa, 40, Muhammed Yahaya, 46, Abdulrahman Salisu, 42, and Nura Musa, 35, were displayed at the command headquarters as suspects.

Desktop and laptop computers, two flash drives, copies of fraudulent appointment letters, transaction receipts, a commercial bank statement of account, and four mobile phones were among the items recovered from the suspects, according to the agency.

The accused allegedly scammed each of the job seekers of between N200,000 and N500,000, after which they were given false employment letters from the Katsina State Teaching Service Board and the State Universal Basic Education Board, according to the DSS.

Although the defendants were reported to have confessed to the crime, the exact number of scammed applicants and other data were not revealed.

Three individuals were also paraded on Thursday for stealing airtime “worth thousands of naira” by hacking the phone numbers of prominent government officials and politically exposed persons in the state.

Imarana Yusuf, 30, Abba Rabi’u, 25, and Ahmad Musa, 23, have been named as the suspects.

The males were apprehended in Kaduna State’s Kaduna North and Igabi local government areas, in the Unguwan Sanusi area and Kwanan Farakwai village.

Three cellphones reportedly used by the suspects to conduct the crime were also recovered, according to the DSS.

“All the suspects will be charged to court after the investigation is over,” said Suleiman Bello, the command’s Director of Operations and Intelligence, who addressed the press during the march.



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