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Army Parades Fake Recruitment Kingpin

Posted: Jul 24, 2015 at 9:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Hassan Zaggi –  Abuja


The authorities of the Nigerian Army have paraded a suspected fake recruitment kingpin who specialises in defrauding innocent job seekers and collecting their hard earned money.

The authorities stressed that they are still trailing other members of the syndicate, vowing that they will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all those involved in such criminal acts were arrested.

While parading the suspect in Abuja, on Thursday the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Colonel Sani Usman, identified the suspect as Samuel Omoh Eromosele.

The Army spokesman told journalists that the suspect had succeeded in defrauding six unsuspecting job seekers to the tone of N32,500.

According to him, “Samuel Omoh Eromosele, on the May 9, 2015, posted an advertisement in the comments section of the website known as ‘’.

“The advert was entitled ‘Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission 2015/2016 online application form’, where he demanded that interested persons should pay N4,500 each, as application fee.

“Consequently, an investigation by the Military Police showed that the suspect, who posed as Balogun Precious Ehi, received N4,500 through his First Bank account and N28,000 through his Fidelity Bank account.

“Shortly before his arrest on July 17, he posed as Precious Ehi and posted an advertisement via another website calling for applications into the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS 2015/2016 batch online.”

The Army spokesman lamented that these cyber criminals were dragging the name of the Nigerian Army and other Services to the mud.

He, however, disclosed that the Army had mapped out strategies to track and arrest similar fraudsters.

On his part, the Customs Public Relations Officer, Wale Adeniyi, described the cyber criminals as saboteurs, who, according to him, are exposing the country’s security to serious risk.

He, therefore, advised Nigerians to be weary of such fraudsters and report to the security agents whenever they are asked to pay money before they are employed in government establishments.