Some persons seeking employment across Delta State under the State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR) have fallen victim to fraudsters.
The fraudsters allegedly issued employment letters job seekers after swindling them of an estimated sum of N3.5 million.
It was gathered that the fraudsters had asked desperate job seekers to pay some amount of money into the First Bank of Nigeria Plc Account Number 3029362065 for the purpose of securing employment for them in SEEFOR.
The Director of Information, Delta State Ministry of Information, Mr. Paul Osahor, said in a statement he issued on Friday the SEEFOR project did not require any payment by job seekers.
Osahor maintained that SEEFOR never commissioned agents to receive payment from employment seekers.
Part of the statement read, “For the avoidance of doubt, the SEEFOR project neither collects money from job seekers nor did it commission agents to collect money on its behalf from job seekers.”
Osahor stated that the matter was being looked into by the police with a view to tracking the perpetrators and bring them to book.
Some of the victims of the scammers, who did not want their names in the print, said, “We were issued employment letters after we had paid N60,000 each to them through the First Bank account number.”
But the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, saidthat efforts were being put together to arrest the fraudsters, saying the state Police Command had received a petition from the state Ministry of Information about the activities of the fraudsters.