Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
The Imo State Police Command has arrested two suspected fraudsters, Innocent Okoro and Chukwu Kelechi.
The state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galandanchi, said the suspects claimed to be oil workers and defrauded one Chinaka Ogige of N1.8m under the pretext of wanting to give him a job as a scarf folder at an oil company in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The CP said investigation by the police, however, revealed that the suspects lied to defraud Ogige.
The CP said, “They posed as oil company workers and gave fake promises of having contacts to employ workers as scarf folder in the company.
“The suspects also used a female who called the oil company to demand unnecessary documents which were used to defraud the victim.”
Galandanchi said the second suspect, Kelechi, initially disguised himself him as a job seeker.
He said, “ He appeared as a job seekers and pretended to have paid N5000,000 to get the job so their victim would be convinced and pay same.”
The CP said his men arrested the suspects at the spot where they tricked their victim, Ogige, adding that they would be charged to court.
The Africa Initiative for Governance has announced the recipients of the 2018/2019 round of the AIG Scholarships, the organisation’s fully funded scholarship programme for young, outstanding West Africans with a passion for public service.
According to a statement by AIG, the scholars are Adetola Adegbite, Blessing Ajimoti, Louisa Chinedu-Okeke and Tobechukwu Nneli all from Nigeria and Prosper Amuquandoh from Ghana.
Announcing the new scholars, Founder and Chairman of AIG, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, said, “With AIG’s continuing support, these high-calibre women and men will acquire the skills and experience to drive best practice standards of public service and governance across Africa.”
He added that the scholarships “are funded by AIG under a partnership entered into, in June 2016, between AIG and the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, based on a shared vision of improving the world through good governance and public leadership.”
He added, “The AIG Scholars are determined after a rigorous process which assesses key qualities such as outstanding academic ability, leadership and a strong commitment to public service.”
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