THE Rivers State Police Command, has launched an investigation into the activities of a syndicate that is involved in giving fake employments to unsuspecting Nigerians.
This is as the Command confirmed the arrest of a suspected member of the syndicate, identified as Kelvin Akaa, by operatives of the Choba Police Division, in Port Harcourt.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Grace Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, who disclosed this yesterday while speaking with newsmen, said Akaa is giving useful information that will aid the command in it’s investigation.
It was gathered that the suspect allegedly impersonates as a staff of University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, to defraud unsuspecting members of the public of their hard earned money with promise of employment in the hospital.
He was arrested on Saturday inside the University of Port Harcourt, when one of his victims, identified him and alerted the University’s security.
Speaking to newsmen, the victim, Nsongurua Dan, narrated her ordeal in the hands of the suspect and how the suspect was arrested.
Dan said: “His name is Kelvin Akaa. What actually happened was that when I was doing my business, I met him and in the process, he told me there was vacancy at UPTH and he asked me to bring a certain amount of money that the management require that we (applicant) pay some money before they can give me appointment letter.
“Which I paid N410,000. After the payment, I did not hear from him again for a long time. Only for me to meet him today (Saturday) at Abuja Campus (University of Port Harcourt).
So I called attention of Sheriff at UNIPORT and from UNIPORT, the Sheriff notified the Policemen at Choba. That was how they apprehended him.
“We entered the same vehicle in Abuja campus. At the Police Station, the Police people made me to know that there is a case like that.That other people are also looking for him.”