Suspected Abuja land fraudster nabbed




Land fraudster
Land fraudster, Sanusi Bello

Officials of the FCT Administration working in concert with Security Agents have apprehended a suspected fraudster has been defrauding FCT residents with a promise to help them secure Land allocation, award of contracts or employment in the FCT Administration.

The youngster, Sanusi Bello, is said to have conned unsuspecting individuals and companies into parting with various sums of money with the assurance that he could secure Land Allocation, jobs and award of contracts under the FCT Administration and its Agencies.

Bello, it was alleged, would pose as a brother of the FCT Minister, approach these companies and individuals, and request for money to be paid to him after collecting their curriculum vitae and company profiles.

Luck however ran out on him, when a crack team of intelligence officers, acting on a tip off, swooped on the suspect while he was in the process of defrauding another individual (name withheld) and arrested him on Thursday evening.

The suspected fraudster hails from Jada Local Government, in Adamawa State is said to have confessed to the and pleaded for forgiveness.

Investigation is still ongoing to unravel other circumstances surrounding the criminal act.

Meanwhile, the FCT Administration wishes to call on the FCT residents to beware of criminally minded people like Sanusi Bello might deceive them into parting with their monies or valuables under the pretense of helping them to secure any favour from the government.

The FCTA conducts the businesses of governance through due process and transparency and thus, does not use any individual or organization to circumvent the laid down procedures.

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