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Abba Moro EFCC to arraign ex-minister in court today

The anti-graft agency also said the contract award process was not done in line with the public procurement act.

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Former Minister of Interior- Abba Moro play

Former Minister of Interior- Abba Moro

(Daily Post)

There are strong indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) might arraign the ex-interior minister, Abba Moro in court, today, Monday, February 29, 2016.

The EFCC accused Moro of defrauding job seekers of N676,675,000.

The amount is the total sum realised from the sale of forms for the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise that left over 20 people dead.

The ex-minister will be appearing before Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to take his plea on an 11 count charge.

The charge sheet reads: “One of the accused Mahmood Ahmadu(who is at large) in connivance with Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd, lavished the total of N423,800,000.00(Four Hundred and Twenty Three Million, Eight Hundred Thousand naira) part of the N676,675,000 (Six Hundred and Seventy Six Million, Six Hundred and Seventy Five Thousand Naira) gotten from the applicants on the following: the sum N202, 500, 000( Two Hundred and Two Million Five Hundred Thousand naira ) in purchase of a property in a choice area of the Federal Capital territory, N120, 100,000 (One Hundred and twenty Million One hundred Thousand Naira ) used in upgrading a property in Abuja, while the total of N101, 200, 000( One Hundred and One Million Two Hundred thousand Naira) was converted to United states dollars for personal use.”

Read: NIS job scam: EFCC grills Abba Moro for 6 hours

The EFCC also said the contract award process was not done in line with the public procurement act.

Moro is also accused of flouting the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act 2000.

The 2014 Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Tragedy occurred on Saturday March 15, 2014.

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