- The Nigerian Army paraded two fraudsters impersonating Army officers and extorting potential recruits under the pretext to get them jobs
- The were paraded at the Depot Nigerian Army Zaria, Kaduna state, by Lt. Adekunle Adeyemi, the acting army public relations officer
- The suspects Muhammad Musa and Shafi’u Yahaya were arrested on July 29, near Chindit Cantonment
The Depot Nigerian Army has paraded two fraudsters impersonating Army officers and indulging in defrauding unsuspecting potential recruits of their hard earned money.
Parading the suspects before newsmen in his office, the Acting APRO Depot Nigerian Army Lt. A. A. Adekunle said the suspects Messr Muhammad Musa and Shafi’u Yahaya were arrested near Chindit Cantonment by their Military Police after some victims raised alarm.
They were arrested on July 29, while claiming to be working in collaboration with the duo of Abubakar Sadiq Musa and Lawal Bala Abdullahi whom they claimed to be military officers and lure unsuspecting victims for syndicate.
The suspects have already defrauded eight potential recruits to the tune of N 1.310.000.00 which they have shared among themselves.
In view of this development, the management of Depot Nigerian Army Zaria warned general public to desist making any transaction with individuals as regards to the Recruitment of soldiers and the said two persons who are at large Abubakar Sadiq Musa and Lawal Bala Abdullahi were at no time officers of the Nigerian Army.
According to him the recruitment into the Nigerian Army is free and only possible through a transparent and rigorous process which starts from completion of online registration form and subsequent screening process at the respective centres.
The army called on the people to be aware of the fraudsters and resist the temptation of falling victims of the fraudulent online social media platforms that request for payment for easy enlistment in to the Nigerian Army, doing so will be at ones risk.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the Nigerian Army, on Thursday, June 21, warned the general public against fraudsters impersonating the identity of one of it's personnel, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, to dupe people seeking admission into the Nigeria Defence Academy.
The Army, in a press release signed by the Academy's public relations officer, Major Musa Yahaya, said its attention has been brought to Facebook fraudsters offering easy admission into the NDA.
It said entry into the Nigerian Defence Academy is only possible through a transparent and rigorous process which starts from acquiring the NDA forms online.
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