The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun interrogation of former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, over the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exercise.
Abba Moro is being quizzed on his involvement in the exercise, including an alleged employment scam which saw more than N500 million collected from about 500, 000 applicants who were seeking employment.
The 2014 NIS recruitment exercise led to the death of 19 persons in a stampede.
The commission reopened the investigation into the NIS recruitment by quizzing the former Comptroller General of Immigration, Mr. David Paradang, on September 15, 2015.
EFCC’s interrogation of Paradang focused on how the c. N500m collected from applicants was spent.
Prior to Paradang’s invitation, the commission had been inundated with facts that top officials of the Ministry of Interior and the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prison Services Board, who presided over the exercise only declared N45m as proceeds from the applicants.
It was further gathered that the commission had questioned several people whose names came up in the process of the investigation to explain how the balance was spent.