The Nigerian Navy says its College of Health Sciences and Technology Offa, Kwara, trains only serving medical personnel and not opened to civilians.
The Director of Naval Information, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, in a statement on Wednesday, said the online advertisement and sales of admission forms in the college was fraudulent.
Ayo-Vaughan said the fake advertisement fixed the cost of obtaining admission forms at the rate of N15,000 while the school fees was put at N186,850.
He said the criminals further directed all payments for the forms and school fees to be lodged into a First Bank of Nigeria Account Number 3162014359 bearing a pseudo account name, Lt. Inusa Endurance with phone number 09134510613.
“The phony advertisement contained the contacts of a ‘self-proclaimed’ Public Relations Officer’s phone contact; 09134483230 and 09134510613 and the scheduled date for interview/test as fixed by the miscreants is to hold from Sept. 4 to 15 Sept., 2023.
“Pertinently, Nigerian Navy College of Health Sciences (NNCHS) Offa, Kwara State is a professional naval institution exclusively for Nigerian Navy (NN) medical personnel and not for civilians, hence the College has no basis to advertise sales of admission forms to members of the public.
“The names and phone numbers as mentioned above are all fraudulent, meant to deceive individuals and have nothing to do with the NN or the NNCHS, Offa,” he said.
Ayo-Vaughan therefore advised members of the public not to fall prey to the antics of the criminals behind the fake advertisement. (NAN)