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APC raises alarm, says fraudsters using party’s name to swindle Nigerians

John Odigie Oyegun APC National Chairman

The All Progressives Congress has challenged the nation’s security agencies as well as telecommunications service providers to help it fish out those seeking to defraud Nigerians by asking them to apply for federal appointments under the incoming APC federal government through a non-existent APC Screening Committee.
In a statement in Abuja Tuesday, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, said the call has become necessary because the scammers have persisted in their fraudulent ways, despite previous warnings by the party for them to desist.
“These ‘419ners’ have a telephone number,08107400745, an email address ([email protected]) and a front (Dr. Favour Idiodie), who is supposedly the Screening Committee Secretary. It should therefore not be difficult for the security agencies, working with the service providers, to fish them out and to make them face the full wrath of the law,” Mr. Mohammed said.

The APC repeated its earlier warning, contained in a statement it issued on April 21st 2015, to Nigerians to beware of such fraudulent claims, saying the party has not set up any committee to which Nigerians should submit their CVs for screening and possible federal
appointments.
”As we wrote in our earlier statement, even when it is obvious that those behind this appointment scam are merely seeking to swindle innocent Nigerians, some desperate and gullible persons may still fall prey to their evil machinations, hence we have decided to once again alert Nigerians,” the party said.
The party said any information concerning appointments into federal posts will be duly communicated to Nigerians at the appropriate time through the usual communication channels.

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