Abba Moro EFCC accuses ex minister of defrauding job seekers of N676m

The above amount is the total sum realised from the sale of forms for the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise that left over 20 people dead.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused the ex- minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro of defrauding job seekers of N676,675,000.

The above amount is the total sum realised from the sale of forms for the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise that left over 20 people dead.

Punch reports that the EFCC, in a statement released by its Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren said “Barring any last-minute change, former Minister of the Interior, Abba Moro, is to be arraigned on 11 counts bordering on obtaining money by false pretences, procurement fraud and money laundering.

“Moro, Anastasia Nwobia, F.O. Alayebami and Mahmood Ahmadu (at large) and Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd allegedly defrauded Nigerian applicants to the tune of N676,675,000 representing N1,000 per applicant through e-payment for their online recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Immigration Service on March 17, 2013.”

The statement also said “The contract was awarded through selective tendering procedure by invitation of four firms without seeking approval of the Bureau for Public Procurement contrary to sections 40, 42 and 43 of the Public Procurement Act, No. 65 of 2007 and punishable under Section 58 of the same act.

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“Drexel Tech Global Nigeria Limited, the company that provided the online enlistment and recruitment services, is said to be unregistered and had no legal capacity to enter into the said contract.”

The 2014 Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Tragedy occurred on Saturday March 15, 2014.

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