The police in Edo State have arrested a 59-year-old retiree, Oshiodi Michael, for allegedly defrauding applicants to the tune of N1.2 million. He was said to have collected the money from 12 persons with the promise of giving them jobs at the University of Benin.
The suspect was paraded by the state police commissioner, Dan Mallam Muhammed, alongside other suspected criminals arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, cultism among others in the state. The suspect, in an interview with journalists said it was one Christy Okeke, now deceased, who asked him to collect the money from people so that she could give them employment with the university. I collected N100,000 from 12 persons and gave the money to the woman who promised to give them jobs at the university. She was with the Department of Theatre Art at the university.
The suspect told journalists that he was arrested by the police last week when he went to the university for some issues. “When I went to the university, one of the persons I collected money from saw me and raised an alarm and I was arrested.