Fugitive businessman Mahmood Ahmadu on the run over the 2014 sham immigration recruitment, has shut down three of his United Kingdom (UK) companies.
He resigned as a director of another firm last week and brought in new directors for another one based in Jersey, a UK-dependant outpost located on Channel Island.
Jersey is regarded as a tax haven and top offshore financial centre.
Ahmadu and his firm, Drexel Tech Global Ltd, which coordinated the tragic recruitment exercise in March 2014, have been charged before a court in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the alleged misappropriation of the N676 million cash collected from 676,675 applicants “under false pretence”. No fewer than19 job applicants died during the job recruitment fiasco.
Also charged with them are a former Minister of Interior Abba Moro and a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Mrs Anastatsia Daniel-Nwobia. Ahmadu is at large.