Five people have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly using forged letterheads of the Offices of the National Security Adviser and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to fraudulently obtain money from unsuspecting members of the public.
The suspects were identified as Bashir Ladan, Yakubu Hamza Mohammed, Mohammed Bello, Adamu Ibrahim, and Steven Anom by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement he released on Monday.
According to the statement, the suspects allegedly conspired and used the letterheads to produce fake employment and recommendation letters for a fee for unsuspecting members of the public.
The suspects will be charged in court as soon as the investigation is concluded, the statement added.
Meanwhile, a bridge that links some towns and villages in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State has collapsed following a heavy downpour on Sunday.
Reports indicated that the bridge collapsed on Sunday around 1pm while motorists were on it.
A resident of Shendam, Aliyu Baga, who confirmed the development said the collapse of the bridge had inflicted more hardship on the people of the area although no life was lost.
He stated that the bridge was constructed around 1970 and lamented that it was not adequately maintained by the government.
“The people of the LGA have to look for alternate roads to go into the town and other local government councils. The incident has indeed added another hardship. The bridge is linking many places, including hospitals, and markets among others.
“It is the only bridge that eases the movement of farm inputs and all other important economic and social activities in the LG. We appeal to relevant authorities to come to the rescue of the people of the council,” he said.