Nigeria Files 11-count Money Laundering, Fraud Charges Against Abba Moro, Others


BEVERLY HILLS, February 23, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian government has filed charges against a former Minister of Interior under the erstwhile Goodluck Jonathan presidency, Comrade Abba Moro, the ministry's ex-Permanent Secretary, Anastasia M. Daniel-Nwaobia, F. A. Aleyebami and a company, Drexel Global Technology Limited, accusing them of money laundering and breaching the Procurement Act in the failed Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) employment exercise.

THEWILL recalls that several persons were killed with hundreds injured due to stampede at the various locations of the exercise in 2014 after over 6 million applicants paid N, 1000 (about $5) as processing fees for 5,000 (five thousand) job openings.

The government in the suit said the fees were obtained illegally by inducing applicants and laundered by the quartet who using Drexel Global technology Limited, a company linked to the former minister, whose services was procured without due process.

The suspects were detained Monday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ahead of their prosecution.