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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ex immigration boss, Parrradang quizzed by EFCC over N650 immigration job scandal

The immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Immigration Service NIS, David Parradang was a guest at the Headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC where he was quizzed for 8 hours over the alleged N650million fees collected from immigration job seekers last year that led to the death of 16 applicants.

A source at EFCC who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the former Immigration boss was invited to explain the circumstances surrounding the ill fated March 16th immigration recruitment exercise.

The source also said the immediate past Minister of Interior Affairs, Abba Moro may also be invited for questioning “The ex-Comptroller-General came to the EFCC headquarters at about 10am and as at 6pm, he was yet to leave. Upon arrival, he was ushered into an office to meet with a team of investigators, who insisted on a written statement. Parradang was invited by the EFCC to explain the circumstances behind the fees charged, the law backing it, the account where the money was paid into, what the cash was used for and the balance.

This is just the first step in the ongoing probe of the jobs scandal. We are going to invite officials of the Ministry of Interior and the Prison and Immigration Board and the company engaged for the recruitment. A verification of the company is already done at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). We may also interact with Abba Moro if it becomes expedient to do so. But at present, we are grilling Parradang. We did not receive any petition from any person or group. This commission went into the case on merit.We have been on it for a while.”he said

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