Eyimoga Moses, a superintendent with the Nigeria Correctional Service, Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, took N800,000 from a job-seeking couple, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), revealed.
The accused officer was arraigned before Justice Abdul Dogo of the Federal High Court, Makurdi for job racketeering, according to Punch.
Moses had taken the money to secure jobs for the couple at Federal University, Lafia.
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Bako Alonge, counsel for the anti-graft agency, said the offence was contrary to Section 1(1) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006. But Moses pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Azuka Ogugua, spokesperson for the ICPC, stated yesterday that the defendant was admitted to bail and ordered to be remanded until he met the bail conditions. The case was adjourned till June 20 for trial.