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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

EFCC slams 11 count charge on Abba Morro

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has finalized plans to arraign the former minister of interior Abba Moro on 11 count charges.
According to EFCC sources Moro may be docked bordering on obtaining by false pretence, procurement fraud and money laundering.

It was gathered that Moro, Anastasia Daniel Nwobia, F. O Alayebami, Mahmood Ahmadu(At large) and Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd allegedly defrauding a total of 676, 675,000 Nigerian applicants to the tune of N676,675,000 representing N1000 per applicant through e-payment for their online recruitment exercise into the Nigerian Immigration Service on March 17, 2013.
The suspects are alleged to have contravened the Public Procurement Act, No. 65 of 2007 in the contract awards by not following the necessary procedure laid down by the government.
The award of the contract to Drexel Tech Nig Ltd was said to have had no prior advertisement, no needs assessment and a procurement plan and was not carried out before award of the contract.
According to sources the contract was awarded through selective tendering procedure by invitation of four firms without seeking approval of Bureau for Public Procurement contrary to sections 40, 42 and 43 of the Public Procurement Act, No. 65 of 2007 and punishable under section 58 of the same act.

Daily Trust

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