Monday, July 15, 2024

Court convicts ex-Perm Sec over 2014 Immigration scam

A Federal High Court in Abuja has convicted a former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia in connection with the 2014 recruitment exercise in the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in a judgment on Thursday, found Mrs Daniel-Nwobia guilty of breaching the Public Procurement Act (PPA) by not ensuring that the approval of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) was obtained in relation to the contract for the recruitment exercise.

Two other defendants in the case – former Interior Minister, Abba Moro (now a serving Senator) and a Director of Finance in the Ministry, Femi Alaiyebami.were discharged and acquitted by Justice Dimgba.

However, the judge deffered the sentencing of Mrs. Daniel-Nwoba, who was convicted on only count four, till April 27 and ordered that she remain on the bail earlier granted her, until sentencing.

More to come…



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