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NIS recruitment scam: Court adjourns Abba Moro’s trial to Feb 25

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, adjourned the trial of Abba Moro, a former Minister of Interior to February 25.

Moro is facing prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) for procurement fraud and money laundering and for allegedly defrauding Nigerian applicants who applied for employment in Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to the tune of N675 million.

The amount represents N1,000 obtained from each applicant through e-payment for the online recruitment exercise on March 15, 2014 – an exercise in which 15 applicants died with scores injured due to the ministry’s shoddy preparations for the exercise.

He is charged alongside Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia, a former secretary in the ministry, F.O. Alayebami, a deputy director in the ministry, Mahmood Ahmadu, currently at large, and Drexel Tech Nigeria Limited, a firm involved in the ill-fated recruitment exercise.

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