The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the security
agencies and the telecommunications service providers to help fish out
those who have being seeking to defraud 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 on 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 (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.
APC repeated its earlier warning, contained in a statement it issued
on April 21st 2015, to Nigerians to beware of such fraudulent claims,
saying the party has not set up any committee to which Nigerians
should submit their CVs for screening and possible federal
”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.