Female Civil Servant Issues Applicants Fake Employment Letters

A senior official of the Kwara State Ministry of Finance, Olajumoke Rhoda Oyawoye is currently in a detention facility of the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) after she was arrested by the commission for allegedly defrauding many job seekers under the guise of helping them to get both federal and state appointments.

Oyawoye, who is a Level-14 officer with the finance ministry Kwara State allegedly received various sums amounting to about N3m from her victims who were seeking jobs, and issued them fake offers of appointments.

In a statement posted on the Facebook page of the EFCC, trouble started for officer when two separate petitioners approached the Ilorin zonal office of the anti-graft body, alleging that Oyawoye claimed she had been helping people to secure employment in federal parastatals and state civil service.

The statement noted that one of the petitioners said: “I met her on the 27th April 2018 in my church in Offa; she informed me and other church members that she used to help people get employment at the Kwara State Civil Service Commission and Federal Government parastatals. She told me that the money for the state employments was N250,000 per slot while for Federal Government parastatals she charged N350,00.”

He stated further “I met her again in Ilorin; I informed her that my children and other church members were interested in both the state and federal appointments which included the Nigerian Immigration Service of which I gave her three names of interested applicants. I gave her the sum of N2m and she promised that the applicants had already been employed.

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“On September 2018, I discovered that all that she said was false and the people she collected money from through me were pestering me to return their money but she kept giving serious excuses.”

The statement added that items recovered in her house included Curriculum Vitae (CVs) of her victims, offer letters of appointment into both the Kwara State Civil Service Commission and federal parastatals among others.

She would soon be charged to court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigation into the matter.

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