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EFCC apprehends ex – JAMB staff over N10m fraud

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arrested one Kola Al-Amin, a former staff of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB over alleged forgery and obtaining money by false pretences.

The spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Tony Orilade, in a statement said Al – Amin was apprehended by operatives of the Ibadan Zonal office of the commission following a petition written against him.

In the statement, “an alleged petition written in November, 2010, stated that Al – Amin who operates under the name of “Cool Technologies Consult Limited” with office located at No. 4/900, Taiwo House, Second Floor, Yemetu Total Garden, Ibadan, Oyo State approached the complainant, a microfinance bank (name withheld) with a Local Purchasing Order (LPO) for the supply of internet hardware which he claimed was from JAMB headquarters, Abuja.

“He requested the microfinance bank to advance him a loan of 10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) only to finance the LPO.

“The petitioner further alleged that Kola was granted the loan with the agreement that the proceeds of the LPO from JAMB will be paid directly into his account with the microfinance bank but that at maturity time for repayment, he allegedly disappeared and on verification of the LPO in JAMB headquarters, Abuja, it was discovered that the LPO provided by the suspect was forged and that he was no longer a staff of the organization,” the statement reads.

Further, investigations reveal that the suspect has been involved in several other fraudulent scams under the same guise of being a JAMB official.

He is to be charged to court upon the conclusion of investigations.

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