The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has apprehended a businesswoman identified as Hajiya Hadiza Umar, for allegedly extorting a job seeker.
In a statement released by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale revealed that the suspect defrauded the victim, Nuraddeen Abubakar, of N3m, by promising to secure employment for him at the anti-graft agency.
However, it was also gathered that the EFCC officials apprehended the suspect’s son at a branch of Guaranty Trust Bank, where he was making a transaction on the suspect’s account.
He was reportedly lured to the bank and detained, as the mother showed up and was thereafter arrested.
Oyewale explained that the victim met the suspect through her son and was asked to pay N6m, but he only paid N3m into the suspect’s account on October 29, 2019.
According to the EFCC spokesman, Abubakar alleged that Umar promised that an employment letter would be delivered two weeks after making the payment, and the other half of the money should be paid after he had received an employment letter.
“The victim stated that he had not received an employment letter nine months after paying the suspect,” he added.
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