By Godwin Oritse
OPERATIVES of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, yesterday, arrested three persons, including two serving officers of the service, who specialise in duping unsuspecting members of the public seeking employment in the agency.
The two officers, an Inspector of Customs and Customs Assistant (names withheld) it was gathered, conspired with one Komo to form a recruitment racket into the service.
Mr. Joseph Atta, Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Customs, in a statement, said that before their arrest, the suspects had collected over of N3.2 million from about 11 persons who had signified interest in joining the Service.
Atta said the suspects issued fake letters of appointment which were later detected by the documentation officers in Garki.
He explained that the officer in charge of the documentation, Mr. Usman Turaki, said that upon detecting the fake letters of appointment, he immediately effected their arrest and reported the case to the headquarters of the Service.
The Customs spokesman added that preliminary investigation fingered the duo and later led to the arrest of other members of the gang.