By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA—TRIAL of former Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, resumed before the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday, with a prosecution witness, Mr. Augustine Ugorji, revealing how over N676 million that was realised from the 2014 National Immigration Service, NIS, job recruitment exercise that led to the death of no fewer than 20 persons across the country, was shared.
At the resumed hearing, yesterday, Ugorji, who is a former Head of Finance of Payforme Services Nigeria Limited, narrated how his firm was engaged by the 4th defendant, Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd, to provide online platform for the collection of application fees from the job seekers
Ugorji who testfied as the 5th prosecution witness, PW-5, said their firm, Payforme, an e-commerce licenced by the Central Bank of Nigeria, accepted the offer after a sharing formula was agreed upon.
The witness told the court that Parforme on its part engaged different banks to enable it collect the N1000 recruitment fee from NIS job seekers across the federation.