By Matthew Jabby
Manager of Rangers Manpower Solution (RMS), Dr. Patrick B. Njawe, is reportedly in hiding after he allegedly duped some Sierra Leoneans on the pretext of procuring for them Canadian visas to emigrate and work in Canada.
According to the Operations Officer at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Sheku Kamara, Dr. Njawa, whose nationality is conflicting, registered his rogue company in Sierra Leone and was given all legal documents to operate in the country.
Kamara revealed that when detectives belatedly realized that Rangers Manpower Solution was a dubious company, Dr. Njawa was invited to the police station for interrogation, which he did. He said that his passport was seized and was told to report regularly at the police station.
However, the detective revealed that the Rangers CEO failed to report at the station, prompting detectives to raid his office and confiscate office materials, which are at the CID.
He said that the phony organisation has cease operation in the country as the CEO is at large. It remains unclear though how effective this belated police action is as many unsuspecting Sierra Leoneans have already been fleeced of their hard earned money.
He said that the CEO, who many believed is Nigerian, although he posed as a Cameroonian, has been placed on the wanted list.
Many of the victims our reporter spoke to blame the Ministry of Labour and for granting the organisation permission to operate in the country without conducting a thorough background check on both the CEO and the organisation.
The scam is reminiscent of the Wealth Builders scam wherein another foreign national defrauded many people millions of Leones before he was busted, but only after successfully transferring the money to a foreign account.