The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned a prison official for job racketeering.
A statement by the anti-corruption agency said, on Friday, that Moses Eyimoga, a superintendent with the Nigeria Correctional Service, Lafia, Nasarawa State, was arraigned on one count of corruption at the Federal High Court in Makurdi, Benue State.
The agency accused Mr Eyimoga of collecting N800,000 from a couple for two job slots at the Federal University, Lafia, when he knew the claim to be false.
He allegedly committed the offence contrary to Section 1(1) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006.
The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charge, and the judge, Abdul Adogo, subsequently granted him bail.
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NIGERIA CORRECTIONAL SERVICE SUPERINTENDENT ARRAIGNED FOR JOB RACKETEERING
A Superintendent with the Nigeria Correctional Service, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Mr Eyimoga Moses, has been arraigned in court before Hon. Justice Abdul Dogo of the Federal High Court, Makurdi, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for the fraudulent act of job racketeering.
According to ICPC counsel Barr. Bako Alongs, the defendant, Eyimoga Moses, who is a Superintendent with the Nasarawa State Command of the Service, was arraigned on a one-count charge of corruption before Hon. Justice Abdul Adogo, for collecting N800,000 from a couple for two vacancy slots at the Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, which Eyimoga knew was false and therefore committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006.
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The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charge and was admitted to bail and ordered to be remanded at the Nigeria Correctional Service, Makurdi, Benue State until he meets the bail conditions.
The case was adjourned to 20th June 2023 for trial.
Signed: Mrs Azuka Ogugua
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