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Court Frees Abba Moro, Convicts Former Permanent Secretary For 2014 Immigration Recruitment

Former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia has been convicted by a federal high court over the botched 2014 recruitment exercise in the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).

 

Ruling on the case, Justice Nnamdi Dimg alt=’Court frees former minister Abba Moro, convicts former permanent secretary for 2014 immigration recruitment’ class=’img-responsive text-center’ style=’margin: auto;’ba said Mrs Daniel-Nwobia was found 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.

 

The former Permanent Secretary was convicted on count four of the charge, which the court noted, carries a maximum jail term of five years without an option of a fine.

 

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 acquitted and discharged.

 

Dimg alt=’Court frees former minister Abba Moro, convicts former permanent secretary for 2014 immigration recruitment’ class=’img-responsive text-center’ style=’margin: auto;’ba however differed 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, pending sentencing.

 

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