Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia, a former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Interior, has been convicted by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The convict was charged alongside Senator Abba Moro and others in connection with a botched immigration recruitment in 2014 that resulted in the deaths of approximately 20 people.
F. O Alayebami, a Deputy Director in the Ministry; Mahmood Ahmadu (at large); and Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd., the contracting firm hired for the recruitment.
However, Justice Dimgba has postponed Anastasia Daniel-sentencing Nwobia’s until April 27.
The former Permanent Secretary was convicted on count four of the charge, which carries a maximum jail term of five years without the option of a fine, according to the court.
Abba Moro and others were charged with 11 counts of obtaining by false pretense, procurement fraud, and money laundering by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
They were charged right away before Justice Anwuli Chikere of a Federal High Court in Abuja for their roles in the botched immigration recruitment on March 15, 2014.