NDLEA Disclaims Messages Demanding Payment From Job Seekers


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has advised candidates scheduled for screening as narcotic officers and narcotic assistants in Abuja and Jos from next week and other job seekers not to fall for some scammers sending them messages to demand for payment from them.

Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) has also directed the agency’s directorate of intelligence to track and apprehend fraudsters behind the scam messages.

The statement said: “Our attention has been drawn to some messages being sent round to some shortlisted candidates and other job seekers to make payment into some phony bank accounts to secure them employment slot. Of particular interest is a message that reads:

“You are to come with medical certificate of fitness, guarantor form, credentials, registration slip and writing materials to ndlea academy katon rikkos, lamingo road jos plateau state. Name Ali Imran Musa/Acct No 2191549625 Bank Name U.B.A Bank/Phone No 07084068948.

“Shortlisted candidates, other job seekers and the general public should please note that the NDLEA will not ask for payment from anyone seeking to work in the Agency and are therefore urged to discountenance this fraudulent message and similar ones.”