The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested five members of a syndicate who deceive innocent citizens with fake recruitment into security agencies for the sum of N400, 000 per person.
A statement by Femi Babafemi Director, Media & Advocacy NDLEA Headquarters Abuja Sunday 15th May 2022 disclosed that the syndicates were arrested in coordinated operations in Zamfara, Kebbi, and Bauchi state.
Stressing that “Leader of the gang, Yakubu Sani was first arrested in Gusau, Zamfara state. His criminal gang issues fake NDLEA employment letters and identity cards to unsuspecting members of the public for the sum of N400, 000 per person.
A follow-up operation in Zuru, Kebbi state led to the arrest of another gang member, Ibrahim Isah, while three others; Dahiru Musa Limanchi, Gambo Danladi, and Umar Abubakar were nabbed in Bauchi state.
Recovered from them include a fake NDLEA ID card; NDLEA guarantor form; INEC offer of appointment letter; Nigerian Customs Special Replacement Form and appointment letter; Nigerian Correctional Service Replacement Form; Credentials of some Applicants; Receipts and passport photos; Five sim packs and one MTN SIM card.”
Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) however, commended the officers and men over their well-conducted operations in Zamfara, Kebbi, and Bauchi that nailed five members of a criminal gang scamming innocent job seekers with fake employment letters, even as he charged all the compatriots across Commands not to relent beating previous records of the agency.