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18 Oct 2018

Peace Corps Commandant Arrested By EFCC Over N54m Employment Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC Gombe Zone has arrested one Mr. Ambore Enoch, Commandant, Nigerian Peace Corps, Gombe State Command for financial impropriety bordering on employment scam and extortion of money from the general public under the pretext of offering them appointment into the Corps.

The arrest followed a petition by some aggrieved members of the Corps of Gombe State Command.

Following investigation, it was discovered that the victims (mostly youth of Gombe State) were deceived to pay various sum of money ranging from Three Thousand Naira (N3,000) to Sixty Thousand Naira (N60,000) into the Corps account domiciled in one of the new generation banks amounting to the tune of N54 Million (Fifty Four Million Naira) only. This was between December 2016 to March 2017.

In the mean time, it was discovered that out of the money realised from the corps account, the Commandant withdrew the sum of N3.5Million (Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira) only for personal use, he also transfered the sum of N20 Million (Twenty Million Naira) only into his personal account and remitted the sum of N18.7 Million (Eighteen Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Naira) only into the Corps account at the Headquarters, Abuja.

Other withdrawal were done by individuals under the instruction of the Commandant which appears suspicious.

Investigation into the matter is still ongoing and suspect will be charge to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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