EFCC Arrests 9 Suspected Train Ticket Racketeers In Abuja And Kaduna State
EFCC operatives, Abuja zonal office over the weekend arrested five suspected train ticket racketeers.
They include Clement Zakka, Udim Sunday Samson, Adams Danladi, Otitomoni Omobolanle and Hassan Dauda. The Commission swung into action after receiving an intelligence report alleging that some group of people at the Idu and Kubwa train stations have been racketeering train tickets making it difficult for passengers to have access to tickets and further sabotaging government efforts in ensuring easy transportation across the country.
A similar operation was carried out in Kaduna State where investigations revealed that some members of staff of the station in connivance with some touts were defrauding unsuspecting travellers and selling train tickets at a higher rate. For an economy ticket of ₦1,300 /₦1,500 they were selling at a rate of ₦2,000 to ₦5,000 and for First Class which goes for ₦2,500 was being sold for between ₦7,000 to ₦15,000.
Three persons, including a staff of the station and two touts, have been arrested. Similarly, the Station Manager, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Parcel Booking Officer of the Kaduna Railway Station have also been invited for questioning.
The suspects were arrested during a sting operation at the stations and will soon be charged to court