Nigerian House Of Reps Orders Arrest Of Former Federal Character Commission Desk Officer, Kolo Over Job Racketeering

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Kolo had narrated how he remitted proceeds made through the sale of jobs to his principal.

The Nigerian National Assembly on Thursday ordered the immediate arrest of a former desk officer in charge of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) at the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Haruna Kolo, over job racketeering allegations.

This was made known by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Adhoc Committee investigating mismanagement of personnel recruitment, employment racketeering and other related matters, Yusuf Gagdi, during a meeting in Abuja.

Kolo had narrated how he remitted proceeds made through the sale of jobs to his principal.

On Monday while honouring the summons issued against him by the lawmakers, Kolo accused Muheeba of selling jobs in public offices to her close allies.

Kolo added that her principal always instructed any prospective job seeker to pay a sum within the range of N1 million to N1.5 million to his personal bank account which he always delivered to her in cash based on her instructions.

In a video capturing the moment Kolo was speaking before the House which was uploaded on Twitter by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Kolo said he sold jobs based on the instructions of her principal.

He said, “When she came, she wrote a letter to the accountant general then, that any correspondence that was coming from the Federal Character Commission should not be attended to unless she was the one that signed the letter.

“Whenever there was new recruitment, she signed, she gave me the names that I would take it to the accountant general before those names would be captured.

“She was the one that brought people, so many people like almost 25 of them. One would pay N1 million, the other will pay N1.5 million. All to my personal accounts after which she instructed me to give her in cash, all in cash; there is no transfer, there is nothing, it is just for me to withdraw through POS, from this POS to that POS.

“I was never at any time involved in selling jobs to anyone. I only attempted based on instructions, sir.”


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