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Jigawa NSCDC returns N495,000 recovered from fraudster to owners

By Tina Akannam

Dutse— THE Jigawa Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has returned N495,000 recovered from an alleged 75-year-old  fraudster, Alhaji Aliyu Yahaya, in Ringim Local Government Area of the state, to the owners.

The suspect, alleged to have defrauded 11 unsuspecting graduates who wanted to work as task force officers with the state government, was arrested by officers of NSCDC following a tip off.
The suspect had confessed during interrogation that the money he collected was remitted to one retired police officer in Kaduna State after taking his commission of N5,000 per person.

The Jigawa Commandant of the NSCDC, Dr. Mohammed Gidado, said the suspect would face prosecution and warned that extortion of the people would not be tolerated in the state.


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