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NSCDC arrests dismissed soldier for duping residents of N4m in Nasarawa

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A dismissed soldier, Bala Babaginda, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nasarawa State Command, on Thursday for allegedly swindling 27 persons of N4m.

While parading the suspect at the NSCDC headquarters in Lafia, the commandant of the NSCDC, Mr. Lawal Bashir-Kano, said the accused collected various amounts of money from his victims, promising to assist with employment into the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Customs Service.

The commandant added that the suspect collected N200,000 from one Mr. Ovey Aliku; N100,000 from one Akolo Meyan; and N600,000 from one Kigbu Sunday, among others, Punch reported.

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32-year-old Babaginda, who admitted to receiving the money, said he was just trying to help the victims get jobs.

The daughter of one of the victims, 22-year-old Daniel Deborah, said Babanginda defrauded her father in February 2014, after claiming to have “a powerful boss” in Abuja.

She said, “He promised to get jobs for all my father’s children. When my father did not believe him, he (Babangida) said he was only trying to repay my father’s kindness to him during his secondary school days.

“My father died out of frustration because he did not fulfil the promise after collecting a lot of money.”

Source: Naija News

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_

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