COURT REMANDS MORO, EX-DIRECTOR IN PRISON

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded a former Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro, ‎and a deputy director in the ministry, F. O Alayebam‎i, in prison pending the hearing of their bail applications scheduled for Wednesday. Justice Anwuli Chikere on Monday ordered their remand in prison shortly after they were arraigned on11 counts of N675m fraud bordering on the botched March 15, 2014 National Immigration Services recruitment exercise.

But the judge allowed one of the accused persons, Mrs. Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia‎, who is a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, to continue enjoying the administrative bail granted her‎ by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on February 22.

The EFCC on Monday arraigned Moro, Daniel-Nwobia and Alayebami‎ along with the firm contracted to execute the recruitment exercise, Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd. The accused persons who were represented by separate lawyers on Monday, pleaded not guilty to the 11 counts, when the charges were read to them.

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