The last may have not been heard about the N676m job scam of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) of 2014
Immediate past Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service Mr David Shikfu Paradang, on Friday, June 10 revealed the whole truth of what happened regarding the job racketeering
Paradang told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory what transpired in the fraud recruitment programme which left no fewer than 20 young Nigerians dead across the federation that year
The former NIS boss stressed that he knew nothing about the N676m job scam, adding that Abba Moro, former Minister of Interior during the job fraud never told him anything about the botched recruitment exercise.
Paradang further told the court that each of the Comptrollers in the 36 states of the country, “received alert of N300, 000.00”, the day before the sad event called recruitment exercise where several Nigerian youths died.
The ex Immigration helmsman said the “alert” was sponsored by a company the former minister gave the contract to recruit for NIS, Drexel Tech Nigeria Limited. Paradang testified in the ongoing immigration job scam trial before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba as the star prosecution witness, PW-1, of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), that is prosecuting the Abba Moro over alleged N676million job recruitment scandal.
Apart from Paradang, an ex permanent secretary at the Ministry of Interior, Mrs Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia and a deputy director in the same Ministry, Mr FO Alayebami are also standing trial over the job scam. They were charged alongside the firm. The defendants are answering to an 11-count charge. Vanguard reports.
It should be recalled that about two days ago, the ex NIS boss, Paradang said though he was the comptroller general at that time, he was not informed about the on-going recruitment at the time, which is 2014.