Fake Customs CG Arrested Over Recruitment Scam

The Nigeria Customs Service has arrested one Abdul-Rahman Ibrahim, for impersonating the Comptroller-General of Customs and other VIPs in government.

Ibrahim’s arrest was announced in a statement posted on the official X handle of the NCS on Wednesday.

The NCS spokesperson, CSC Abdullahi Maiwada, in the post issued on Monday, revealed that the suspect’s arrest was made possible through intelligence gathered by the Customs Police Unit.

The statement partly read, “The suspect, Abdul-Rahman Ibrahim, was apprehended for his involvement in impersonating the Comptroller-General of Customs, Chief of Staff to the President, and the Secretary of the Ministry of Interior.

The NCS spokesman said the suspect fraudulently conned numerous unsuspecting citizens to pay him money for the issuance of ‘job appointment letters,’ thereby extorting over N1 million from them.

“This arrest underscores the relentless effort of the Nigeria Customs Service in mitigating and combating criminal elements who exploit the service’s name for fraudulent activities”, the statement read.

The suspect was found in possession of counterfeit documents, including fake Customs and NSCDC appointment letters, and forged introduction letters purportedly signed by high-ranking government officials, among others.

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