Nigeria: Ex-JAMB staff in EFCC net over N10m fraud
London, Feb. 20, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A former staff of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Kola Al-Amin has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office over alleged forgery and obtaining money by false pretences.
His arrest followed a petition alleging that sometime in November, 2010, Kola 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.
Al-Amin requested the microfinance bank to advance him a loan of 10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) to finance the LPO.
The petitioner further alleged that Al-Amin was granted the loan with the agreement that the proceed 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.
Confirming the arrest, EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade said, additional investigation on the case revealed that the suspect had been involved in several other fraudulent deals under the same guise of being a JAMB official.
According to him, the suspect will be charged to court upon conclusion of investigations.