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Fake NNPC staff defraud Nigerians of N32m for jobs

A dealer, recognized as Prince on Monday instructed an FCT Excessive Court docket in Kubwa {that a} pretend employees, Mrs Uju Okoye, allegedly defrauded him and his pals of N2 million for a pretend job on the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC).

Igbokwue mentioned this whereas testifying on the resumed trial of Okoye, in a matter filed by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).

The anti-graft company charged Okoye with 9 counts bordering on acquiring below false pretence.

The witness, whereas being led in proof by the prosecution counsel, Steve Odiase, instructed the courtroom that the defendant was his neighbour and household buddy in Uke Shut, Gwarinpa, Abuja.

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The EFCC alleged that the defendant pretended to be a employees of NNPC between 2013 and 2015, obtained N32 million from job seekers via numerous financial institution accounts, promising to get them jobs, NAN reviews.

He had instructed Igbokwue of a job alternative on the NNPC on the time understanding that his spouse, her older sister and youthful brother wanted jobs

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“The defendant mentioned cash can be required to get the roles. I knowledgeable my pals. Every of us paid between N150, 000 to N200, 000 every, amounting to N2 million.

“After failed makes an attempt with out getting the mentioned jobs, my pals and I demanded our a refund however she didn’t return our cash,” he added.

Igbokwue mentioned he later found he was scammed by the defendant when the EFCC invited him to testify relating to a petition written by one other sufferer of the defendant.

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In cross-examination, the defence counsel, Obinna Ekezie requested the witness if he knew the NNPC was owned by the Authorities, the witness, nevertheless, mentioned the defendant instructed him the cash he paid her was wanted on the workplace and that he had no purpose to doubt her being a household buddy.

After listening to the testimony, Justice Kezziah Ogbonnaya, adjourned the case till Jan.19 for additional listening to.

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