In line with its sworn resolve to make the country safe and secure for the citizens of Nigeria, the Nigeria Police Force has smashed a fake recruitment syndicate known as Universal Response and Rescue Support Foundation (URRSF) purported to belong to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN). This organization, which has an illegal training camp in Lagos with branches in Ekiti, Cross River and Imo States as well as Abuja, and claims to be in charge of recruitment for the UN, had exploited the gullibility of the Nigerian youths to hoodwink many able- bodied citizens into parting with their money. So far, an estimated sum of seven million naira (N7,000,000.00) has been extorted from their various victims. The website being used by the syndicate www.universalrescuecorps.com
Currently, three (3) members of the syndicate have been arrested namely: Lemmy Odogwu ‘m’ 35 yrs, Michael Abraham ‘m’ 45 yrs and Innocent Prosper ‘m’ 35yrs and will soon be arraigned in court on charges of criminal conspiracy, impersonation, cheating and forgery. Items recovered from the suspects include: 181 copies of unfilled recruitment forms with UN logo, 20 photograph copies of URRSF members in paramilitary uniforms, a booklet containing lists of recruitment and phone numbers of intending members of URRSF, one Toyota Sequenda Jeep with registration number BGT 151 AA and other incriminating items.
Noting that the arrest of these scammers is an eloquent testimony to his Administration’s commitment to the fight against all forms of crimes and criminalities in our society, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar CFR, NPM, mni, psc, pledged to re-double efforts at ensuring that positive gains at reducing crimes by the Police and other security agencies in 2013 are sustained and improved upon. He advised prospective job seekers to always seek confirmation from appropriate authorities on all job-related promos and adverts in order not to fall prey to scammers.
Meanwhile, the IGP has commended the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Interpol Unit, particularly the team of investigators involved in the case for their dedication and professionalism. He also enjoins the citizens not to have anything to do with the organization (URRSF) since it is not part of the United Nations system and whatever recruitment it engages in on behalf of the UN, is a scam.
CSP FRANK E. MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,