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The Ekiti State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested 14 persons for allegedly defrauding unsuspecting job seekers, Ekiti News reports.

Agboola Sunday, the State Commandant of NSCDC, while parading the suspects in Ado-Ekiti, said operatives of the Counter Terrorists Unit of the command arrested the syndicates who specialise in duping people with fake job opportunities. 

The State Commandant who revealed that they caged their victims at a location with the promise to provide employment for them assured that the matter will be thoroughly investigated.

Agboola said: “We have before me syndicates that specialise in duping people through employment scam. They invite some people from other states and promise to give them employment. From there, they will kidnap and detain them. 

“The case will be thoroughly investigated and make sure that the law takes it course. We will get into the root of this crime. 

“To the public, I will advise them to make sure that if they are looking for employment, they should go the right source. All these online operators are somehow dubious because you don’t know who is who. Let them know the company they want to apply to or the organisation so that they will not fall victims to all these criminals.”

Ayala Favour, one of the victims while speaking with journalists said that he came from Ogbomoso in Oyo state to Ado-Ekiti for employment in the company named Quest Company through one of the agents who contacted him on Facebook.

Favour said: “I came from Ogbomosho to Ado-Ekiti. I met one of a friend on Facebook and I asked what they do for a living and he said he is working in a company which is Quest company.

“I sent my file details including NIN, passport and results. After the second day, they called me that my file has been approved. I went there and after that I noticed that their work is not genuine. 

“I have paid N70,000. They said N20,000 is used to submit files and N50,000 is for accommodation. I noticed that they don’t give us free hands to do anything. We can’t communicate with anyone.”

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