Court grants ex-Minister, Abba Moro, bail without conditions

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Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to former interior minister, Abba Moro, who is facing charges over the 2014 tragic Nigeria Immigration recruitment in which more than a dozen job seekers died. Mr. Moro was given bail on self-recognition, and without conditions.

FORMER MINISTER OF INTERIOR, COMRADE ABBA MORO (M) AT THE FEDERAL HIGH 

COURT, WHERE HE WAS ARRAIGNED BY THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION 

(EFCC) ON AN 11-COUNT CHARGE OVER IMMIGRATION JOB SCAM,  IN ABUJA ON MONDAY 

(29/2/16). THE JUDGE ADJOURNED THE CASE TO MARCH 2 FOR HEARING OF MORO’S BAIL 

APPLICATION AND ORDERED HIS REMAND IN KUJE PRISON CUSTODY. 
1242/29/2/2016/HF/BJO/NAN

The judge said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission failed to prove that Mr. Moro would interfere with his trial. The judge however ruled that two other defendants should pay N100 million each with a surety in like sum. The sureties must be of the directorate cadre in the civil service.

The sureties and the defendants are to submit two recent passports as well as their international passports, and the sureties must also have landed properties worth the amount in any part of the country. Mr. Moro and four others are facing an 11-count charge of money laundering.

They are accused of defrauding 676, 675 applicants of the sum of N676, 675, 000, being the aggregate of N1000 paid by each applicant to Drexel ahead of the recruitment. Mr. Moro was earlier held at the Kuje prison in Abuja pending the determination of his bail application.

While he was detained, Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia, a former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Interior, was permitted to continue her administrative bail.

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