Employment scam: EFCC arrests ex-fire service director

Employment scam: EFCC arrests ex-fire service director

Thursday, March 24, 2016 6:51 pm

dada Olatunji: arrested

dada Olatunji: arrested

A former Assistant Comptroller General of the Nigeria Fire Service has been arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for suspected employment scam.

Dada Olatunji’s arrest followed a petition by two applicants – Robert Mathew and Theresa Abah.

The petitioners alleged that sometime in December 2014, one Christopher Adaje, an officer at the Nyanya Office of the agency informed them of a recruitment exercise purportedly going on. The said Adaje promised to facilitate their employment into the Service before April, 2015 if they could part with N350, 000.

Matthew and Abah who were desperate to get employment, but could not afford the said sum, resorted to soliciting for help from their friends and loved ones.

Eventually, Matthew was able to source his from a friend while Abah took a loan of N225,000.00 from her friend, to meet Adaje’s demand to offer them job.

Altogether, a total of N575,000 was raised by Matthew and Abah which was paid into an account supplied by Adaje in one of the old generation banks.

Months after, Adaje could not deliver on his promise, a situation that prompted the applicants to visit his office where they discovered it was fraud.

On arrest, Adaje confessed that, he was fronting for Olatunji whom he claimed, the money was given to.

The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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