Permanent Sec Lands In Jail Over Recruitment Scam

A Former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Interior, Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia has been convicted over recruitment scam.

Daniel Nwobia was sentenced to jail by Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, held on April 07, 2022.

The former permanentt secretary was arraigned by Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on charges connected to the controversial 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment.

Daniel Nwobia who was charged before   Justice Nnamdi Dimgba was said to have deferred her sentencing till April 17, 2022.

She was prosecuted by the EFCC, alongside Senator Abba Morro, former Minister of Interior; Femi O Alayebami, a Deputy Director in the Ministry; one Mahmood Ahmadu (at large), and Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd.

The Anti-graft Agency has also vowed to appeal the ruling on Senator Morro who was discharged by the court.

The Agency posited that the trial court erred in discharging the former minister and his co-defendant.

They were initially arraigned on 11 count charge bordering on procurement fraud and money laundering for allegedly defrauding applicants for employment in Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to the tune of N675,675,000 (Six Hundred and Seventy-five Million, Six Hundred and Seventy-five Thousand Naira).

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