A suspected job racketeer identified as Umar Sale has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Sale was arrested after he arrived the headquarters of the commission located at Jabi, Abuja, to keep an appointment he had fixed with his victim.
The arrest was effected after the victim, Mohammed Goniri filed a complaint alleging that Sale had accosted him at the commission’s entrance gate, demanding for the N50,000 to facilitate his employment with the EFCC.
He was asked to schedule a meeting the suspect to pay the money he requested. Spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren further stated that the commission is not recruiting.
“Following this information, he was asked to play along while operatives of the Commission mounted surveillance around the headquarters complex.
“When Sale turned up for the scheduled meeting, he was arrested as he received a marked $100 bill from the complainant.
“The suspect has admitted meeting with the complainant and offering to assist him get a job with the EFCC. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.
“Recruitment exercises at the Commission are widely advertised in the mass media and applicants do not need to pay anybody to be employed in the EFCC.”