Job racketeer arrested with 30 fake NSCDC appointment letters

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) has arrested one James Agwabi for job racketeering—and found him with 30 fake appointment letters.

He was arrested at the point of distributing the fake appointment letters of NSCDC to his victims at Duduguru village of Jenkwe development area of Obi local government area.

James Agwabi, 35, specialised in faking and selling NSCDC and other paramilitary agencies’ appointment letters and has been on a wanted list, said Mahmud Fari, commandant of the corps in Nasarawa.

Agwabi is part of a syndicate that has defrauded jobseekers of N13.6 million.

The suspect confessed to being a member of a 4-man syndicate with the other three members at large.

They are: Ishaya Ayuba Funa from Akwanga, John Musa Bagwi Gosa from Area 11 Abuja and Muhammad Muhammad from Kubwa Abuja.

The letters have 30 different names—nine are Grade Level 08, nine copies for Grade Level 07, six copies for Grade Level 06 and six copies for Grade Level 03.

James Agwabi said, “The prices of the appointment letters varies according to grades: N550,000 goes for grade Level 08, N500,000 for Grade Level 07, N400,000 for Grade Level 06 and N300,000 for Grade Level 03 respectively.

NSCDC said he would be charged to court as soon as the investigation is over.

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