A senior civil servant identified as Mohammed Ndanusa has been arrested for allegedly placing his unqualified brother on government job payroll for 11 years.
Ndanusa was arrested in Minna, Niger state after he was found to have smuggled his brother’s name in government’s payroll, since 2009.
The suspect who was working for the Ministry of Health collected the brother’s salary for about 11 years.
The civil servant was reported to have to have promoted the brother severally, from Grade Level 10 to Grade level 14.
Meanwhile Ndanusa’s brother Tanimu, was all along a bike man in Minna and was not qualified to be on the level, his brother illegally arranged in his name.
The truth was revealed when he asked his “Okada-rider” brother, Tanimu Ndanusa to appear for screening.
The Niger State government is presently doing physical verification of all civil servants in the state.
According to P.M. News, when Tanimu Ndanusa appeared before the panel, he did not come with any certificate. And he could not even speak, like a senior civil servant on Level 14.
Members of the screening committee were stunned and called the police to arrest him.
The two brothers, Mohammed Ndanusa and Tanimu Ndanusa have been arrested by the police, and Mohammed Ndanusa has since confessed to the crime.
Ndanusa confessed that he fraudulently employed his brother on grade level 10 in 2009 and subsequently promoted him three times to grade level 14 till date.