The All Progressives Congress has called on security agencies and telecommunications service providers to help fish out those who have been seeking to defraud Nigerians by asking them to apply for federal appointments in the incoming APC-led Federal Government through a non-existent APC screening committee.
In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the APC said the call was expedient as the scammers had 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Mohammed reiterated the APC’s earlier warning, contained in a statement of April 21, 2015, where it warned Nigerians to beware of such fraudulent claims.
He insisted that the party had 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.