Nigerian civil servant smuggles brother’s name on govt payroll, takes salary for 11 years while brother struggles

Federal Ministry of Health HQ, Nigeria

The Niger state police command in Nigeria have arrested a senior civil servant for smuggling his brother’s name on federal authorities payroll for 11 years, native media reported.

Mohammed (*11*) was arrested in Minna, Niger State after being discovered to have positioned his brother’s name within the federal civil service payroll, since 2009.

The perpetrator, a civil servant with the Ministry of Health was reportedly taking his brother’s salary for about 11 years till the bubble burst on Tuesday, August 1, 2020.

He even made preparations to efficiently promote his brother a number of occasions, from Grade Level 10 to Grade stage 14.

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All the while, his brother, Tanimu, was working as a motorcyclist in Minna and unqualified to be on the extent that Mohammed fraudulently positioned him.

Niger State authorities not too long ago embarked on a bodily verification of all civil servants.

The 11 year-fraud was busted when he requested the “Okada-rider” brother (Commercial motorcyclist), Tanimu to seem for screening consistent with authorities’s rules.

According to P.M. News, when Tanimu (*11*) appeared earlier than the panel, he didn’t include any certificates, and he couldn’t even communicate, like a senior civil servant on Level 14.

Members of the screening committee have been surprised and referred to as the police to arrest him.

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The two brothers, Mohammed (*11*) and Tanimu (*11*) have been arrested by the police.

Mohammed (*11*) has confessed to the crime, in response to the report

(*11*) confirmed that he fraudulently employed his brother on grade stage 10 in 2009 and subsequently promoted him thrice to grade stage 14 until date.

The suspect could be charged to court docket as quickly as investigation is concluded, Police stated.

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