A Federal High Court in Abuja is again ordering the former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro back to Kuje prison till March 3 when the ruling on his bail application will be delivered. Justice Anwuli Chikere fixed the date after prosecution and defence counsels respectively argue against and in favour of the bail application.
Moro and four others are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on an 11-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, procurement fraud and money laundering. Abba Moro and his co-accused persons appear in court Tuesday along with their retinue of supporters.
At the hearing of the matter, Moro’s lawyer, Akinolu Kehinde asks the court to admit his client on bail, insisting that the charges against Moro is a bailable offence. He cited relevant sections of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 to support his argument.
Counsels to other defendants also canvassed the same line of argument, urging the court to grant their clients bail. Counsel to the EFCC, Aliyu Yusuf however opposes the bail application on the grounds that the accused persons will evade justice if granted bail.