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One-Legged Terror Notorious handicapped job, auction scammer arrested by Customs

A physically challenged employment and auction scammer has been arrested by the Nigeria Custom Services after being on the run for many years.

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The notorious one-legged scammer, Abubakar Rilwan play

The notorious one-legged scammer, Abubakar Rilwan


A physically challenged scammer who was declared wanted for being one of the most notorious scammers in the country, Abubakar Rilwan, has been arrested by men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), after it discovered that he was behind most of the online advertising scams on non-existing vacancies in government agencies and the sell of auctioned vehicles by the Customs.

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According to PRNigeria, Rilwan had been declared wanted by various security agencies in the country before his arrest, but as he was being elusive, he was also intensifying his scamming scheme and had successfully defrauded unsuspecting Nigerians of over N25 million.

 A top customs officer told PRNigeria:

“Abubakar Rilwan, who is evidently disabled, is one of the principal actors and suspect in a job/auction scam syndicate. Whatever he lacks in physical ability, he makes up for in his exceptional ability to manipulate and swindle his victims.

He has duped desperate job and auction seekers to the tune of over N25 million, sometimes using the services of lawyers."

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"In one of his escapades, he collected money from seven job seekers in Taraba State, issued them fake appointment letters, and caused them to travel all the way to Bayelsa State for fake training. They got there before realizing they were duped.”

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