Crime

Amotekun: Fake Recruitment Officer Apprehended

A middle-aged man, Kareem Taiwo from Ibadan North Local Government has been arrested by security agents in Ibadan while making efforts to defraud people by claiming to be the recruitment officer for the Oyo State security outfit.

The suspect, Taiwo had on Sunday pasted a notice at the Adamasingba Stadium venue of the State’s recruitment screening centre with his name and phone numbers that those interested in joining the Amotekun Corps should contact him.

The management of the outfit got wind of the notice and started a subtle trail of the culprit before he was apprehended and handed over to the security agents for prosecution.

When asked what prompted the act, a sobered Kareem Taiwo who claimed to be selling bags of cements said it was the work of the devil and regretted his act, saying only one person contacted him through his number.

Reacting, Chairman, Oyo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun Corps Retired General Kunle Toogun said the general public should be wary of fraudsters in their quest to become members of the corps.

Retired General Togun noted that the screening of applicants into the corps would continue as the exercise had just covered only the Ibadan city axis.

It would be recalled that the screening exercise commenced last week at the Adamasingba stadium, where applicants were required to tender their certificates to show their readiness to work with the outfit.

Iyabo Adebisi

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