Prison official remanded over job racketeering

A superintendent with the Nigeria Correctional Service, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Mr Eyimoga Moses, has been arraigned before Justice Abdul Dogo of the Federal High Court, Makurdi, for job racketeering.

Moses was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission on one count of corruption.

He was alleged to have collected N800,000 from a couple for two vacant slots at the Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State.

Counsel for the anti-graft agency, Bako Alonge, said the offence was contrary to Section 1(1) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The spokesperson for the ICPC, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, in a statement on Friday, said the defendant was admitted to bail and ordered to be remanded until he met the bail conditions.

The case was adjourned till June 20, 2023, for trial.

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