The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a Niger State-based politician and businessman, Mohammed Umar, over an alleged employment scam.

A statement by the Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed that the Bida-based suspect was arrested by operatives of the Cybercrime Section at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency in Abuja on May 18, 2021 following a petition by a victim, who was allegedly defrauded by the politician through a fake employment offer with the Nigeria Customs Service.

The statement read in part, “Umar allegedly requested the sum of N750,000 from the victim to facilitate the employment.

However, the victim gave him a deposit of N200,000 and promised to pay the balance when he gets his appointment letter.

The anti-graft agency said the suspect would be charged when an investigation is concluded.