A senior civil servant, Mohammed Ndanusa has been arrested in Minna, Niger state after he was found to have smuggled his brother’s name into government’s payroll, since 2009.
He even arranged to promote the brother several times, from Grade Level 10 to Grade level 14.
Ndanusa’s brother Tanimu, was all along a motorcyclist in Minna and was not qualified to be on the level, his brother crookedly arranged in his name.
The Niger State government is at present embarked on a physical verification of all civil servants.
According to reports, 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.
The two brothers, Mohammed Ndanusa and Tanimu Ndanusa have been arrested by the police.
Mohammed Ndanusa has confessed to the crime.
Ndanusa confirmed that he fraudulently employed his brother on grade level 10 in 2009 and subsequently promoted him three times to grade his current level 14.
Usman, said that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.