Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested Hassan Babangida Hassan for alleged criminal conspiracy, employment scam and forgery.
He was arrested in Kano, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, based on alleged fraudulent claims of being an employment agency that could secure jobs for applicants in different ministries and parastatals. He allegedly defrauded an applicant, Usman Rilwan, of the sum of N14,950, 000 (Fourteen Million, Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira), in the guise of getting a paid job for him.
Rilwan alleged that he paid the suspect the money as a “facilitation fee” to “process” the offer of the job. Hassan allegedly issued his victim an appointment letter, which, upon presentation was discovered to be fake.
The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.