Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reopened investigations into the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment tragedy in 2014, which led to the death of 19 young job seekers, Punch reports.
Operatives of the anti-graft agency on Monday quizzed the immediate past Comptroller General of the NIS, David Paradang, for over seven hours.
EFCC invited Paradang to appear before it to provide explanation on how the money collected from job seekers in March 2014 was spent.
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Paradang was asked questions about the N555m said to have been collected from applicants who participated in the 2014 exercise.
Investigations conducted by operatives of the commission revealed that the applicants paid N600m but top officials of the Ministry of Interior and the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prison Services Board, only declared N45m as the amount collected.
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- News 24