The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Jigawa State Command has arrested an ad-hoc staff of a consultancy firm for allegedly collecting bribe from a female civil servant.
NSCDC spokesperson in the state, Adamu Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement said the suspect, Kingsley Nneji, was arrested on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, by the Anti-fraud unit of the corps while accepting money before registering the eligible civil servant in the ongoing bio-data capture of state civil servants.
“One Kingsley Nneji ‘m’ aged 29, an Adhoc Staff of Prime Gate Consultant entrusted with the Bio-data capture of the State Civil Servants was arrested by Anti-fraud Unit of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Jigawa State Command following his involvement in collection of money before registering an eligible civil servant,” the statement read.
“The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, 8th day of November, 2023 at the State Ministry of Finance, Dutse where the exercise is taking placeplace at around 1100hrs.
“His arrest was prompted upon a complaint lodged by the husband of the aggrieved Civil Servant, a retired Military Officer who reported to NSCDC that his wife working with Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel missed the enrollment exercise because of an ailment and was given the contact of Mr. Kingsley who did the enrollment at her place of work, but solicited for N10,000 before she could be registered.
“According the complainant, he asked his wife to record every detail of her conversations with the suspect which she obliged. He presented various evidences at the State Command which includes call records, serial numbers of the new notes given, Bank account details of the suspect which he forwarded via SMS to his wife, copy of the customised envelope used in putting the money.
“At the time of his arrest, the suspect was in possession of the said amount neatly placed in the customised envelope as stated. A short video of how he collected the money was made and presented. His handset equally testified to the calls received. He confessed to the crime and will be charged to court.
“Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company distanced his company from the action of Mr. Kingsley saying that his contract with the company has already expired on Saturday, 4th of November, 2023.
“He also stated that the company made it mandatory for every Staff involved in the Bio-data enrollment exercise to sign an indemnity not to partake in any act of financial impropriety.”