Tuesday, 23 February 2016

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EFCC Arrests Abba Moro, Others Over 2014 Immigration Scandal


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arrested a former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, over the Nigerian Immigration recruitment scam in which no fewer than 20 job seekers died.



Also arrested by the anti-graft agency were former Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Anaesthesia Nwaobia, aSome of the charges against Mr. Moro and his colleagues include obtaining by false pretence, procurement offences, corrupt practices and money laundering.

Recall that at least nine job seekers died on March 15, 2014 at the Abuja National Stadium while scrambling to secure seats for a recruitment test into the Nigerian Immigration Service.

In Port Harcourt, Rivers State, four applicants died from the stampede while 12 others sustained injuries and were rushed to Rivers government-owned Braithwaite Memorial Hospital.

nd a deputy director who allegedly facilitated the scam.


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