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Fish out fraudsters using our party’s name–APC challenges police, telcos

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the security agencies and the telecommunications service providers in the country to help fish out those engaged in defrauding 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 issued in Abuja, Tuesday, by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party 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 (apcscreeningcommittee@gmail.com) 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,” it said.

Reiterating its earlier warning, contained in a statement it issued on April 21, 2015, to Nigerians to beware of such fraudulent claims, the party said it 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.

It 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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