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Customs arrest fake CG over recruitment fraud

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The Police Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service has arrested Abdul Rahman Ibrahim for engaging in fraudulent operations and impersonating the Comptroller-General of Customs and other high-ranking government officials.

This was announced in a statement released on the NCS’s official X Twitter on Wednesday.

According to the statement, NCS spokesperson CSC Abdullahi Maiwada disclosed on Monday that the suspect’s detention was made possible by intelligence acquired by the NCS Police Unit.

“The suspect, Abdul-Rahman Ibrahim, was apprehended for his involvement in impersonating the Comptroller-General of Customs, Chief of Staff to the President, and the Secretary of the Ministry of Interior.

“According to the National PRO, the suspect has fraudulently lured numerous unsuspecting citizens to pay him money for the issuance of ‘job appointment letters,’ thereby extorting over N1 million from them.

“This arrest underscores the relentless effort of the Nigeria Customs Service in mitigating and combating criminal elements who exploit the service’s name for fraudulent activities.” the statement partly reads

The statement added that Ibrahim confessed to his involvement in the fraudulent act and mentioned accomplices in the operation, which prompted further investigation to arrest and prosecute his accomplices.

The suspect was found in possession of counterfeit documents, including fake NCS and NSCDC appointment letters and forged introduction letters purportedly signed by high-ranking government officials, among others.

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