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Police in Adamawa arrest 3 men for selling fake appointment letters at N400,000 each

The police spokesperson, Suleiman Nguroje, said that the suspects were issuing fake appointment letters under the guise of being from the Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ADSPHCDA).

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Police in Adamawa arrest 3 men for selling fake appointment letters at N400,000 each

The Adamawa State Police Command has apprehended three individuals for allegedly selling illegal appointment letters to job seekers at the price of N400,000 each.

According to a statement issued by the command on Tuesday, 2 July, two of the suspects were arrested for producing the fraudulent letters, while a civil servant was also apprehended for providing them with an office space to conduct their illegal activities.

The police spokesperson, Suleiman Nguroje, said that the suspects were issuing fake appointment letters under the guise of being from the Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ADSPHCDA).

The suspects are Muhammed Ahmed Attahir 31, and Abdulrahman Bashir Ahmad, 23, both residents of Rabe Street, Bako Ward, Yola South LGA.

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Furthermore, 1 HP laptop, a thumbprint machine, and four fake appointment letters were recovered from the suspects as exhibits.

Nguroje further said the suspects were arrested on June 29, after the command received a complaint from Dr Suleiman Saidu Bashir, the ADSPHCA executive chairman that certain individuals were impersonating the agency who said fraudsters were extorting money from unknown citizens by issuing them fake letters of employment.

“After receiving the complaint, the Commissioner of Police, Dankombo Morris, directed the Assistant Commissioner of Police Intelligence to investigate, which led to the arrest of the suspects.

“Investigation further led to the arrest of Bello A Suleiman, 59, a staff officer at the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Yola for aiding the crime.

“So far, the culprits and their collaborators had issued fake letters of appointment to over ten victims, collecting N400,000 from each, and were directed to a certain office at the Fiscal Responsibility Commission for data capture,” Nguroje explained.

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