NSCDC arrests suspected fake Army General

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PIC. 15. MEMBERS OF NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS ON PATROL AT THE UN HOUSE IN ABUJA ON MONDAY (29/8/11)

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Niger State on Saturday said it had apprehended a suspected fake Army General in Minnaon Monday.

Commander Philip Ayuba, the Commandant of the NSCDC in the state made the disclosure while presenting the suspect before newsmen in Minna.

Ayuba said: “The suspected fake army General you are seeing specialises in defrauding unemployed applicants by promising them job in either the military or paramilitary outfits in the country.”

He said the suspect, Mohammed Usman alias General Ishiaku is 41 years old and from Katcha Local Government Area of the state.

Ayuba explained that the suspect was arrested by an undercover team of NSCDC in Minna metropolis after he had concluded plan to collect a balance of N450, 000 bargained for a job in NSCDC.

The NSCDC Commander said the suspected accomplice of the suspect, Abubakar Ibrahim, was at large.
He said that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was completed.
Ibrahim the suspect, while speaking with newsmen, pleaded for forgiveness.

He was quoted to have said: “I will not do it again; it was the handiwork of the devil.”

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