A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has re-arraigned a former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro over his role in the aborted 2014 Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise.
Moro was arraigned alongside a former Permanent Secretary in the Interior Ministry, Mrs. Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia, an ex-director in the ministry, Felix .O Alayebami and a firm, Drexel Tech Nigeria Limited, on February 29 on an 11-count charge.
They were charged over their alleged involvement in the botched 2014 recruitment exercise of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) while Moro was Minister.
They were accused of defrauding 675, 675 graduate applicants of about N675,675,000, having been made to pay N1000 each as processing fees for 5,000 (five thousand) job openings.
The four defendants were also accused of breaching the Public Procurement Act, No. 65 of 2007 in the award of the contract for the organisation of the recruitment test to Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd.
They pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to them, following which the trial judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba allowed them to remain on the bail earlier granted them.
He adjourned to June 8 for the commencement of trial.
NIS recruitment scam: Abba Moro, three others re-arraigned
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