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Suspected foreign job scammers arrested in Bauchi

Two suspects who reportedly pose as foreigners working for American companies have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the suspects identified as Obi Sobenna Jude and Robert Sunday Olaoluwa were arrested following an intelligence report operatives of EFCC’s Kaduna Zonal Office received from the Intelligence and Special Operations Section (ISOS) of the anti-graft agency.

According to report, the suspects were reportedly arrested at their residence in New GRA, Bayan Gida Yerima Gyade, Bauchi State on February 29.

Reacting to the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the anti-graft commission, Tony Orilade confirmed the arrest and stated as follows;

“Upon receipt of the intel, operatives swung into action and stormed the residence of the suspects on February 29, 2020, at New GRA, Bayan Gida Yerima Gyade, Bauchi State where they were arrested.

“Under cross-examination, they confessed to the fact that they had been using different techniques to defraud their victims, principally through the website: snagajob.com (a supposed job advert platform), where they posed as hiring managers of TTEC, reputable company in USA and paxful.com (another supposed platform) for trading bitcoins.

“A search executed at their residence also led to the recovery of a Toyota Camry salon car, a Sumec Firman Generator, two laptops (one HP and one Dell model), one iPhone 8+, one Samsung S8, one Tecno KC8, one Tecno F3, one Vivo Y37 and 4 ATM cards.

“They will soon be arraigned in court.”

 
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