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Trafficking: How 100 Unemployed Youths Have been Swindled N65m Over Phoney Jobs

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Trafficking: How 100 Unemployed Youths Have been Swindled N65m Over Phoney Jobs

Some unemployed Nigerian youths, who had been numbering over 100 in Ondo State, have been swindled, Vanguard stories.

They had been swindled to the tune of over N65 million beneath the pretext of providing them phoney jobs overseas by human traffickers.

Nonetheless, two of the gang leaders, Pitti Omolade and Ogunbayo Ayorinde, had been apprehended by the personnel of the state safety outfit, codenamed Amotekun and have made confessional statements.

Many of the victims had been unemployed graduates desirous of job alternatives overseas.

Vanguard gathered that the unsuspecting youths had been tricked utilizing a submit on the web informing unemployed Nigerians of a job in neighbouring nations.

They had been trafficked to Cotonou in Benin Republic and deserted after parting with N650,000 every.

In an interview, the state commander of Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye stated: “The syndicate put on the web an idea by means of which any unemployed Nigerian may get a job within the neighbouring nations.

“Whoever indicated curiosity was requested to pay N650, 000 with the promise to supply lodging and start work instantly in firms the place they mine gold.

“What they do is to deceive the unsuspecting members of the society that there’s greener pasture in a neighbouring nation and when you pay N650,000 as entry payment, they are going to be enrolled.

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“We infiltrated their ranks and came upon that these fraudsters have already harvested over 100 younger males to Cotonou and housed them in a constructing in Cotonou after accumulating N650,000 from them.

“Apart from, they opened places of work in Nigeria and what they do is to promote types saying that they belong to a selected firm however we came upon that these males are thieves.

“We’re planning to collaborate with related safety operatives to hunt their help to deliver 100 younger males which have already been trapped outdoors the nation to allow them unite with their households in Nigeria.

The state Amotekun commander, nevertheless, urged youths, particularly unemployed graduates, to be cautious of fraudsters, who wish to reap the benefits of their state of affairs.

One of many victims, Midoye stated he fell for the bait and travelled to Paraku, a city which is over 5 hours drive from Cotonou, the capital of Benin Republic.

“Instantly I entered the room and noticed 15 younger males on the ground, it grew to become clear that there was no job as offered by the organisers of my journey.”

When requested how he received involved with the fraudsters, he stated: “I used to be linked up by one other pal who had arrived at Benin Republic earlier than me. He helped me to good my journey.

“I’m positive he was appearing on the directions of the fraudster as a result of he tricked me into transferring a part of the required N650,000 a day earlier than I launched into the journey.

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“However fortunately for me, I used to be solely in a position to switch N200,000 to the syndicate out of the N650,000 costs because of the restrict of financial institution switch I may make in a day.“It was after I received to Benin Republic that I found that we had been scammed.

“I later escaped from the place I used to be requested to remain and located my manner again to Nigeria.”


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