Police arraign two over alleged employment scam in Benue


The Police in Benue on Friday arraigned Victor Idoko and Paul Hule before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged criminal conspiracy and cheating.

The Police Prosecutor, Jonah Uletu, told the court that the case was reported by Jeremiah Mbachaga of Behind Kanshio Makurdi at ‘E’ Division Makurdi on October 13.

Mr Uletu said that on July 8, 2021, the complainant was short-changed to the tune of N100,000 by Innocent Adole and Terngu Stephen, all of Makurdi, in pretence of using the said money to secure employment for him.

He said the accused, who were working together with Messrs Idoko and Hule, all of High Level, Makurdi, after collecting the money, disappeared into the thin air.

The prosecutor said during police investigation, Messrs Idoko and Hule were arrested, while Innocent Adole and Terngu Stephen are still at large.

He said the offences contravened sections 97 and 325, Cap 124 (2004) of the Penal Code, of Benue.

When the case came up for mention, the accused denied all the allegations against them.

The Magistrate, Rose Iyorshe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 each with one surety in like sum who shall be from grade level 7 and above.

Mrs Ioryshe further adjourned the case until January 17, 2023, for further mention.


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