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Employment Scam: EFCC Arrests Kwara Civil Servant For Defrauding Pastor, 23 Church Members


 By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Office has arrested a senior official of the Kwara State Ministry of Finance, Mrs. Olajumoke Oyawoye for allegedly defrauding a pastor,  many job seekers under the guise of securing a job at both federal and state level.

Oyawoye, a level 14 with the Kwara State Ministry of Finance allegedly received various sum amounting to about N3million from her victims who were seeking for jobs and issued them a fake letter of appointments.

Trouble started for the Senior Kwara Civil Servant when two separate petitioners approached the Ilorin Zonal Office of the anti-graft body,  alleging that Oyawoye claimed she had been helping people to secure employment in federal parastatals and state civil service.

According to a petitioner, “I met her on the 27th April 2018 in my Church in Offa, she informed me and other Church members that she used to help people get employment at the Kwara State Civil Service Commission and Federal Government Parastatals.

“She told me that the money for the State Employments is N250,000 per slot while the one for federal government parastatals is for N350,000 ”

He stated further “I met her again in Ilorin and I informed her that my Children and other Church members are interested in both the State and Federal appointments which include the Nigerian Immigration Service of which she gave me three with Names of interested applicants. I gave her the sum of N2 million and promised that the applicants have already been employed.”

“On September 2018,  I discovered that all what she said was false and the people she collected money from through me were pestering me to return their money back and she kept giving serious of excuses ”

Items recovered in her house include Curriculum Vitae (CVs) of her victims,  offer letters of appointment of both the Kwara State Civil Service Commission and Federal Parastatals among others.

The Kwara Civil Servant would soon be charged to court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigation.




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