The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission, ICPC, on Friday declared a federal civil servant, Grace Nwauzor, wanted for defrauding job seekers of N50 million.
Mrs. Nwauzor is a staff in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, OHCSF, and an indigene of Aboh, Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.
The suspect is said to have allegedly duped many unsuspecting Nigerians seeking employment into the Federal Civil Service.
The commission’s spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, told our reporter that preliminary findings showed that the suspect was a Grade Level 12 officer in the career management section in OHCSF and a doctorate degree holder.
“We found that the woman ran an employment scam where victims were made to pay huge sums of money for jobs which they never got.
“Further findings by the commission show that she charged her victims between N250, 000 and N500, 000 per employment.
“The commission also discovered that the 46-year old Mrs. Nwauzor duped over 200 people through the job scam which began in 2012,” Ms. Okoduwa said.
After waiting endlessly for jobs that never came, some of the victims decided to petition the ICPC, an action that triggered the investigation.
“Mrs. Grace Nwauzor is currently at large and the commission hereby declares her wanted for fraud.
“She is dark in complexion, and was last resident of Durumi District, Apo, Abuja,” the ICPC spokesperson stated.