Police nab UBTH ex-worker over employment scam
Former employee of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Mr. Michael Oshodin, 59, was yesterday paraded by the police over employment scam at the University of Benin (UNIBEN).
Oshodin, who allegedly duped over 25 persons by collecting huge sums from them with a promise of helping them to secure jobs, said he worked and retired at the Stores and Supply Department of UBTH.
The suspect was paraded alongside others by the Edo State Commissioner of Police, DanMallam Mohammed, in Benin City, the state capital, for criminal offences.
Oshodin said he was contacted by a staff of UNIBEN identified as Christy Oni, in the Department of Theatre Art to look for persons seeking employment in the institution, adding that Christy died two months ago after collecting N1.2 million he got from the applicants.
“She died two months ago. That was why this problem came up. The people had been begging me to help them find job and I decided to help them when the opportunity came. I gave Christy all the money I collected from them.
“I was walking inside UNIBEN when one of the victims saw me and raised the alarm.
“I gave the deceased UNIBEN staff (Christy) N1.2 million. I have already told them I will pay them back, but I need little time.” Oshodin said.