The National Population Commission (NPC) has arrested a man at Wudil local government area for defrauding people N5000 in the name of the commission.
According to the Public Relations Officer, Jamila Abdulkadir, the man was arrested while disguising as their staff collecting money from people for the purpose of finding slots for them in the forthcoming housing and population census.
“The commission has succeeded in arresting a man at Wudil local government area who was collecting N5000 from innocent citizens in the name of getting their names approved for the census.
“Everyone collecting money in the name of helping others gets approval in the temporary work for the census is not from us and we hereby dissociate ourselves from them.
“The commission has engaged the security agencies to investigate the issue and bring everyone found wanting to face the wrath of the law.”
The Public Relations Officer further called on the general public to desist from giving anybody money in the name of the commission as it’s purely deceit and fraud.