Crime News

Police duck fake Army officer who collected N2.3m from job seekers

ABUJA, Nigeria – The Police on Thursday arraigned a fake Army officer, a 36-year-old man, Suleiman Dukku in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja.

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He allegedly defrauded job seekers of N2.3 million.

Dukku, a resident in Sanka area of Kuje, was charged with two counts of impersonation and cheating.

Prosecution counsel, Sanda Jibril told the court that the complainant, Gambo Hamza, reported the matter at the Dawaki Divisional Police Headquarters, FCT Command on February 24.

The matter was transferred to the Monitoring and Mentoring Unit of the FCT Command, Abuja on May 5 for investigation.

The defendant, in December 2019, allegedly convinced Hamza to transfer N2.3 million to his First Bank account to secure employment of 35 persons into the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Navy.

Jibril said the applicants were never given the job nor was their money returned.

The prosecutor recalled that during investigation, the defendant confessed to committing the crime.

The offence contravened the provisions of sections 132 and 322 of the Penal Code Law.

Suleiman Dukku pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Ahmed Ndajiwo admitted him to bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned to June 15 for hearing.

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