Justice A.I. Chikere of a Federal High Court in Abuja today ordered former Interior Minister, Abba Moro, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior Anastasia M. Daniel-Nwaobia and a deputy director in the ministry F. A. Aleyebami to be remanded in Kuje prison custody till March 2nd when their formal bail application will be heard. Moro and two others are being arraigned on an 11 count charge ranging from the abuse of procurement process and diversion of public funds. More pics after the cut…
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has summoned the ex Interior Minister, Abba Moro, on a 11-number charge verging on getting by false misrepresentation, acquirement extortion and government evasion.
Mr. Moro was charged before Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja, close by three others for their parts in the bungled March 15, 2014 migration enrollment practice that murdered no less than 20 work seekers the nation over, the News Agency of Nigeria reported.
His co-denounced are: changeless secretary of the service at the time, Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia; a representative chief in the service, F. O Alayebami; one Mahmood Ahmadu (everywhere), and the contracting firm given the enlistment work, Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd.
The EFCC blamed the litigants for duping 676,675 Nigerian candidates of N676,675,000 (Six Hundred and Seventy Six Million, Six Hundred and Seventy Five Thousand Naira).
Each of the 676,675 candidates were charged N1,000 each for the taking an interest in the enlistment exercise.
The counter join organization is likewise blaming the litigants for spurning the Public Procurement Act, No. 65 of 2007 in the honor of the agreement for the association of the enlistment test to Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd.
The EFCC said Drexel EFCC had no earlier commercial and no necessities evaluation and acquirement arrangement was done before the agreement was recompensed.
By hostile to join organization, the agreement was honored through particular tendering system by welcome of 4 (Four) firms without looking for the endorsement of the Bureau for Public Procurement, as opposed to areas 40, 42 and 43 of the Public Procurement Act, No. 65 of 2007 and culpable under area 58 of the same demonstration.
Drexel is additionally charged to be unregistered and had no lawful ability to go into the said contract.
There is additionally said to be no budgetary procurement for the activity in the 2014 Federal Capital spending plan subsequently the candidates were made to hold up under the obligation of subsidizing the undertaking without endorsement of the Board in opposition to area 22(5) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Act 2000, the charge said.
Equity Chikere requested that the previous pastor ought to be remanded in Kuje jail, Abuja, while Mrs. Daniel-Nwobia was discharged on regulatory safeguard, as indicated by Daily Trust.
The judge deferred the case to March 2 for becoming aware of Mr. Abba Moro’s safeguard application.