NSCDC superintendent ‘defrauds’ job seekers of N2.7m


An FCT High Court, Kubwa on Monday ordered the remand of a superintendent of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ngozi Oboh, for allegedly defrauding job seekers of N 2.6 million.

Justice Kezziah Ogbonnaya held that defence counsel, Okere Chamberlain, did not serve the court with the motion for bail to be considered even though it was served on the prosecutor, Suleiman Abdulkareem.

The NSCDC superintendent has denied fraud charges by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

The prosecutor says the alleged offence is contrary to Section 1 (1) and punishable under Section (1) (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences Act, 2010.

Mr Abdulkareem had told the court that the defendant obtained N2.7 million from job seekers in the guise to secure employment for them in Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) in January 2015.

The judge adjourned the matter until May 14 for hearing.