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Civil servant docked for alleged N1m employment scam

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A 27-year-old civil servant, Abdulkadir Bello, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly defrauding job seekers of N1million.

Bello, who resides at Alkali Musa Road Rigachukun in Kaduna, is charged with fraud.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that the complainant, Usman Shuaibu, reported the matter at Gabasawa Police Station on Oct. 20.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendant who claimed to be an agent under the State Internal Revenue Service, promised to give the complainant and his brother employment as money agents.

Leo stated that the defendant convinced the complainant to give him N1million to secure employment for them which he did.

He further stated that the complainant and his brother were never given the job nor was their money returned by the defendant.

Leo added that during investigation, the defendant confessed to committing the crime, which contravened the Provisions of Section 138 of the Penal Code Law Kaduna State 2017.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Benjamin Hassan admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Nov. 23 for hearing.

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